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  • Mentorship and its Impact on the OST Profession

    January is National Mentorship Month! Mentorship allows people of all ages to learn from one another, providing a path to knowledge transfer for education, work, and more. Mentoring exposes young people to caring, involved role models, and while out-of-school-time professionals Read More
  • 6 NAA23 Sessions You Can’t Miss

    National AfterSchool Association’s 2023 Convention is almost here, and we are thrilled to announce this year’s sessions! In addition to robust opportunities to network, there are over 100 more formal opportunities to learn, connect and be truly inspired by fellow Read More
  • How Poverty in America Impacts OST Programming

    January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month to recognize over 40 million Americans living with hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, disabilities, and restricted access to participation in the democratic Read More
  • AT&T and NAA Team Up for The Achievery

    NAA is teaming up with AT&T to offer you and your youth an amazing online learning resource  named The Achievery.   Read More
  • Three Steps Toward a Strong DEIA Strategy

    There has been a clear need to expand and implement diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) strategies across workplace sectors since the continued, deep-seated racial disparities were painfully illuminated with injustices in 2020. Diversity spurs business discussion and creativity, helping Read More
  • The Connection Between Improv & Confidence at Work

    Does the thought of meeting new people, public speaking, or introducing yourself in a room full of strangers give you cold sweats and heart palpitations? These standard, professional job obligations can be an anxiety trigger for many, but the art Read More
  • Solving the Workforce Puzzle: The OST Profession and Job Quality

    As the professional membership organization for those who work with or for youth in OST, NAA is moving forward, defining the components of our profession’s identity as a knowledgeable and skilled workforce providing essential services and opportunities. In addition, we’re Read More
  • Gina’s Reads for 2023

    I know I’m not the only one who thinks writing New Year’s Resolutions is much easier than keeping them. I always start the year off with a lot (A LOT) of good intentions that are going to make me happier, Read More
  • You're Invited - NAA23 OST Thriving Workforce Summit

    NAA’s Convention is a time for leaders to come together to network, problem-solve, and celebrate. In 2023 we are offering two invitation-only opportunities to influencers, leaders, and key stakeholders. Read More
  • Webinar: Getting Ready for Change in OST with New Toolkit

    Research and practical experience suggest that readiness is critical when making a change. In out-of-school time (OST), change can take many forms—from making improvements to existing practices to implementing new activities, to revamping a program completely—but its success hinges on Read More
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