Executive Extra

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

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:10

A Day in the Life of an AmeriCorps VISTA

Kaci Fankhauser, one of NAA's Next Generation in Afterschool 2019, reflects on her experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:47

5 NAA19 Sessions to Be Excited About!

Each year, the NAA Convention brings together more than 2,000 afterschool professionals and leaders to get inspired, connect and learn. Educational sessions are the heart of NAA Convention and offer more than 11.5 hours of professional development.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:06

Her Time To Play

The National AfterSchool Association has embarked on a partnership with the NBA and WNBA along with their recently launched program Her Time To Play, a national grassroots initiative developed to inspire girls ages 7 – 14 to play basketball in a positive and healthy way.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 12:23

Afterschool Magic

What's the secret to getting children excited about afterschool activities? Some afterschool professionals seem to have a magic touch: They know just what to do to engage and challenge youth. And the proof of their wizardry is that children keep coming back for more!

Monday, 19 November 2018 10:32

Extending Gratitude Throughout the Year

It's the time of year where we try to pause and take a moment to give thanks for the wonderful things in life—even through all of the things that keep us undeniably busy in our daily lives.

How a Few Boys & Girls Clubs in the Midwest Have Enlisted Professional Artists to Bring Exemplary Arts Instruction to Disadvantaged Youth

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:09

What makes a STEM lesson great?

STEM education was created so students would be prepared for the 21st-centuryworkforce—and even for jobs that don't yet exist.

Monday, 24 September 2018 16:09

Online PD: SEL, STEM & Cooperative Activities

Afterschool Professional Development should offer two things: Real takeaways to implement into your programs immediately and affordability and accessibility for everyone in your program. Check out these new featured online courses for out-of-school time leaders here.

NAA has announced its partnership with The Genius of Play, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to promoting the importance of play in children's learning and development, to unveil the Play Ambassadors Program.

Published in Executive Extra

Studies show that healthy, active children learn better, perform better academically and experience fewer behavioral problems.

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