NAA is pleased to offer a variety of Webinars, each designed to introduce valuable information and resources aimed at strengthening the field of afterschool.

Let’s Talk the Future of Afterschool Conversations

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NAA is leading by example to carve out space to have conversations about the future—what do we know, what do we need to know and how can we share across the field.


Wednesday, June 3, 12:00 PM ET (11 AM CT, 9 AM PT)
TOPIC: “Strengthening Social and Emotional Support for Adults and Young People: Reopening and Beyond”

Host: Gina Warner, President & CEO
National AfterSchool Association

Guests: Jessica Newman, Senior Researcher
American Institutes for Research

Ebony Grace, Director of Partnerships and Quality Initiatives
NJSACC, NAA Board of Directors



TOPIC: School and Afterschool Coordination
May 20, 2020


Host: Gina Warner, President & CEO
National AfterSchool Association 

Guest: Jonathan Melendez, Coordinator
Fairfax County (Virginia) Out-of-School Time Network

TOPIC: Reopening
May 6, 2020


Host: Gina Warner, President & CEO
National AfterSchool Association 

Guest: Isabelle Mussard, Executive Director
California School-Age Consortium

Let’s Talk the Future of Afterschool is a bi-weekly, interactive conversation that will provide timely updates and resources to our membership and inform policymakers, funders, and other decision-makers about the state of the afterschool field's efforts and needs.

These conversations—with program leaders, funders, researchers, and other decision-makers—will explore the current situation facing the afterschool field and, most important, look beyond the immediate crisis and into the future.

Each conversation will:

  1. Provide examples of effective responses to the crisis and data from the field
  2. Identify anticipated issues and the roles of influential people and organizations to provide resources to address them
  3. Learn about specific actions for different audiences to address short- and long-term issues

Participants will be able to ask questions, write comments and respond to others through the Zoom chat function.


June 17, 2020, 12:00 PM ET (11 AM CT, 9 AM PT)
Host and Guest TBD