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Executive Extra

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

The Only Constant Is Change

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 09:30

Recently, Gina Warner, President & CEO, NAA, shared a message regarding the status of the NAA21 Convention and connectivity during the pandemic.

Expert Advice: It’s Time to Consider an Equity Audit

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 15:01

If you've been on a journey to create a more inclusive and diverse programs, you likely already know that equity must be made a priority in all facets of an organization.

Race, Anti-Racism and Youth Development: From Awareness to Sustained Action

Monday, 12 October 2020 15:37

It's time to recognize racism everywhere and promote a strong and sustained commitment to anti-racist approaches to research, publishing, practice, and policy in the youth development field.

Advancing an Equitable and Anti-Racist Child Care System

Monday, 12 October 2020 15:07

Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., CEO of Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), recently penned an article detailing her personal experiences with racism as a Mexican-American and its impact on her quest for systemic change in childcare.

The New First Aid We Should All Be Practicing

Monday, 12 October 2020 15:03

Afterschool professionals and leaders have a responsibility for providing healthy and safe environments, for young people and those who work with them. They're also often required to maintain current first-aid certification.

September Is the New January: 5 Books to Inspire and Accelerate Your ‘New’ Year

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 00:00

Maybe because—like many of you—I have spent the better part of my life in or around school, my mind automatically visualizes September as the start of a new calendar year, full of promise and possibilities.

A Response to ‘Summer. Learning. Loss. Leadership.’

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 00:00

A recent blog by the Readiness Projects Coordinating Partners provides four big considerations as a starting point for building back better and broader together as the only way to ensure we don't exacerbate inequities that existed before COVID-19.

Think Ahead: Personalized Career Protection

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 00:00

Being an afterschool professional and leader is easier when you know you've got your bases covered.

Have Patience. Be Kind. Do the Best You Can.

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 16:17

It's 9:07 a.m. and I'm just starting my day at work. I should have logged on by 9 a.m. at the latest, but I laid in bed instead.

A Glimpse of Youth Workers’ Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 10 August 2020 16:02

A little over a month after COVID-19 was characterized as a global pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education and United Way's Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time partnered to address the question:

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