Studies show that healthy, active children learn better, perform better academically and experience fewer behavioral problems.
As a new school year approaches, planning ahead financially is usually in the front of every afterschool leader's mind—though finding helpful resources can sometimes be a challenge.
Running head-first into the new school year can be a stressful time for the whole family. See what Erika Petrelli, The Leadership Program's Vice President of Leadership Development, has to say about confronting the unknown and the fear of "what if."
Emerging best practices in out-of-school time (OST) are well-aligned with the goals of social and emotional learning (SEL), but few SEL programs are designed for OST environments.
The loss of interest and engagement in STEM programs and careers for girls is well documented. And while women make up half of the workforce, only 29 percent participate in STEM careers, with even lower numbers in computer science. Karen Peterson, CEO of National Girls Collaborative Project, shares her thoughts.
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, recently announced its Most Influential in Research and Evaluation 2018 honorees.
"From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory the future into thickets of wildest guesswork."
—Albus Dumbledore (cross-outs and italics my own)
Have you ever danced to learn a new letter of the alphabet? Research shows that employing multiple senses may have significant benefits for learning new skills. Multisensory learning involves two or more senses within the same activity.
As the Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice (JYD) releases a new special issue on character development in youth programs, it is pleased to announce both a new publisher and a new partnership.