Executive Extra

Monthly content focused on leadership exclusively for the Executive members of NAA.

The Journal of Youth Development (JYD) is issuing a companion call for youth submissions for a special issue designed to expand the dialogue on immigrant, refugee and border youth in the United States by bringing multiple voices and perspectives of researchers, practitioners and youth to the forefront.

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Experts agree that a key ingredient in getting young people really engaged in afterschool or out-of-school time programs is giving youth opportunities to develop as leaders. Service is another key ingredient that's intimately linked to leadership—like two sides of a coin, the coin of self-efficacy.

This fall marks the first time that cohorts of afterschool leaders will learn how to coach their own staff in seeing, recording and practicing vital skills needed for effective STEM facilitation.

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Please join us for this webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:57

10 Tips: Building Relationships with Youth

Building positive relationships with youth is an essential task and a foundational component of good instructional practice.

Youth grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love and nurturance, security, and responsive interactions.

Friday, 22 May 2015 00:00

Life Lessons from the Soccer Field

Last night was the first night of travel soccer tryouts for my daughter's youth soccer league. Youth sports are big business in our neck of the woods, and the 84 girls who showed up for last night's tryouts attest to the program's strength.

Monday, 22 September 2014 10:30

Collective Insights on Collective Impact

Anyone working on collective impact strategies for children and youth won't want to miss the new issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review—the journal that helped to launch the collective impact movement.

Let me begin by saying that for those of you who don’t know me I am a HUGE football fan!  I am an especially huge college football fan AND the team I have followed since I was a child is the University of Alabama.