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  • IT’S YOUR TURN: PARTICIPATE OR PRESENT AT NAA22

    NAA22 Convention planned for March 20-23, 2002 will bring the field together in UNITY as an OST commUNITY and with that, bring so much opportUNITY! Two afterschool professionals share their experiences about how presenting and participating at NAA Convention changed Read More
  • 12 TIPS FOR RECRUITING AFTER SCHOOL STAFF

    Are you experiencing challenges recruiting afterschool program staff? Try these 12 tips to support your hiring efforts! Read More
  • EAT HEALTHY AND GET MOVING: INCORPORATE HEPA INTO PROGRAM EVENTS

    I often hear that the HEPA standards can be overwhelming: "There are so many of them. How could I possibly implement these on my site?" Yes, there are a lot of them. But one thing to remember is that these Read More
  • Engage With The Ennegram to Beat Burnout

    Employee burnout is at an all-time high as we are transitioning through and out of the pandemic. Many places are short-staffed, and well, short-tempered. Our mental, emotional and physical health have been tested in more ways than we ever thought Read More
  • Job Quality - Don’t Wait, Advocate!

    Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about afterschool. The research and stories about the value of afterschool excite me. The dynamic and skilled professionals committed to their work with and for kids in OST inspire me. These Read More
  • Four Reasons to Include Youth Choice In OST

    Out-of-School Time (OST) professionals know that youth voice and choice are essential for program quality. Suppose you're like many others in the field. In that case, you may find yourself knowing the importance of youth voice and choice and understanding Read More
  • 5 Ways Leaders Can Intentionally Develop EQ

    To be effective, leaders must understand and develop their own social and emotional competencies or emotional intelligence (EQ). Jimena Quiroga Hopkins from Thrive Paradigm posits EQ is critical for leaders because of they influence the overall work environment and the Read More
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