Events

NAA hosts a variety of events for the afterschool community, each designed to encourage networking, education, and advocacy for the field.

State Affiliate Events

ALABAMA
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ARIZONA
School's Out, Make it Count
October 20, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ
Professional Development Series

At the 2018 School’s Out, Make It Count conference, you will:

  • Learn the newest activities, curriculum & strategies for afterschool, before school and summer youth programs!
  • Gain over 4 hours of professional development from your choice of over 40 workshops, covering topics such as STEM, Social & Emotional Development, Literacy, Leadership, Health & Fitness and more!
  • Network with over 750 Out-of-School Time Professionals from across Arizona!
  • Interact with dozens of exciting programs, services and products in our Exhibit Hall!

CALIFORNIA
Social Emotional Learning Training
Now available
Out-of-school time programs play an important role in helping young people develop confidence, problem-solving skills, self-management, and interpersonal skills. In this program, practitioners learn how to help young people build a solid foundation of character, which imparts valuable social skills for success in school, work and life.

Environmental Stewardship Training
Now available
Energenius® Out-of-School Time Program is an environmental stewardship curriculum designed to ignite a passion for science, fueling a new generation of innovators and environmental stewards. The curriculum is designed to engage youth to think about how they use energy, how energy is measured, paid for, ways to save energy and practice influencing others to take energy-saving actions. Additionally, the curriculum is uniquely and intentionally designed to engage families in energy and water conservation habits.

Fellowship for Emerging Leaders of Color
Application Coming Spring 2019
CalSAC's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) fellowships foster transformative change, allowing each individual to be part of the larger movement for equity and social justice. Through an intensive year-long cohort-based program for emerging leaders in the out-of-school time field, the LDI equips site coordinators to director level professionals with an aspiration for advanced leadership with skills in management and leadership. A foundational component of this project is to understand how power, privilege and oppression manifest in the field, and provide participants with the tools, confidence and network to create new realities for themselves, their organizations and their communities.

Training: Onsite & Online
As Requested
CalSAC provides a diverse array of free and low-cost experiential, interactive training and learning opportunities that build the skills and confidence of youth development professionals at all levels, from line staff and practitioners to managers and program directors. From STEM to social and emotional learning to equity-based leadership, CalSAC has over 800 hours of curriculum available to meet a range of interests and needs. To get started, simply choose from an array of onsite or online training topics or programs and select your preferred date and time.

COLORADO
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CONNECTICUT
2018 Annual Conference - After School Grows Brighter Futures
November 3, 2018 | Cromwell, CT
Early bird registration is now open!

FLORIDA
2018 Afterschool Conference
October 4-6, 2018 | Orlando, FL
You are invited to join the Florida Afterschool Board of Directors and Staff for the 2018 State Conference. This Conference is designed to support programs that are committed to high impact, evidence-based strategies for all Afterschool Professionals. Parents, students, teachers, school and district administrators, and those working in or with community-based organizations will learn about high-quality programming that uses research to inform practice in out of school time settings. The conference will examine how schools and communities develop productive family-school-community partnerships. We will have over 60 workshops and several keynote speakers that will help your afterschool program to thrive.

GEORGIA
Atlanta Afterschool Community Conversation
August 21, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Come join the United Way of Greater Atlanta (UWGA) and Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) for a morning filled with resources and information that will support your afterschool program. Connect with community leaders in Atlanta over breakfast for a community conversation to strategize on how to best support young people in Atlanta.

Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference
September 26-28, 2018 | Columbus, GA
This conference, being held for the fourth time in 2018, seeks to provide research-based best practices, information, tools and resources framed by Georgia’s ASYD Quality Standards and opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership formation. All youth development and afterschool providers are invited to attend!

ILLINOIS
2019 IAN Spring Conference
April 27, 2019 | Lisle, IL
Embracing the Future: A Focus on Children, Youth and Families in All Sectors of Afterschool and Youth Development

  • Professional development sessions for front line sta and seasoned professionals
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Announcement of Award Winners
  • Market Place-Exhibitor’s Hall
  • Youth Involvement

INDIANA
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IOWA
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KENTUCKY
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MAINE
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MARYLAND
2018 MdAA Conference
October 19-20, 2018 | Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus
This year’s conference will be a two-day event held on October 19th and 20th at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Friday will be a Leadership Day with keynote and workshops focused on AfterSchool leaders and emerging leaders. Saturday we are planning activities for everyone in AfterSchool.

MASSACHUSETTS
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MICHIGAN
Leadership Symposium
November 9, 2018 | Southfield, MI
The purpose of the Michigan Afterschool Association (MAA) Leadership Symposium is to equip leaders at all levels to create out-of-school time (OST) policies, programs, and practices that enable youth to reach their full potential. The Leadership Symposium will draw over 350 youth development professionals from across the state of Michigan. The conference will be held Friday, November 9, at the Westin Hotel in Southfield, Michigan.

MINNESOTA
Child Development and the School-Age Child
August 21, 2018 | Webinar
Working with school-age children in afterschool programs can be awesome, but can also be challenging with wide ranges of age and development represented. In order to support the children we work with, it is important to understand the stages of their growth and development. Explore characteristics of school-age children, theories of growth & development, brain development, the effects of stress, practical application, and activity planning.

Examining and Rethinking Anti-Bias Environments & Curriculum
September 13, 2018 | St. Paul, MN
Creating and supporting an anti-bias perspective in your environment requires more than purchasing a few key items for your environment or implementing a few well-meaning activities in your curriculum. An authentic approach includes actively thinking about the environment, the ‘teachable moments,’ the pre-planned and emergent curriculum, partnerships with families and more. Examine how to more authentically include anti-bias and diversity into your settings through reflecting on yourself and your program.

Through the Assessor's Eyes of NAEYC's New Streamlined Accreditation
September 26, 2018 | St. Paul, MN
Whether or not you are currently pursuing NAEYC Accreditation, understanding and reflecting upon program quality through this lens can be a powerful program assessment strategy. Learn how assessors approach the rating of evidence and tips on how to avoid common pitfalls and challenges. Receive information about resources that are available to help you pursue and prepare for accreditation through the new streamlined model.

Opting In: Exploring the New NAEYC Streamlined Accreditation Model
October 10, 2018 | Webinar
Appropriate for directors, supervisors and administrators. Recommended for programs that already understand the accreditation process and are looking at the NAEYC streamlined accreditation model.

Contrast the major differences between NAEYC's established and streamlined accreditation models. Take an in-depth look at the new streamlined accreditation model - same standards; new structure. Examine the new approach to Standard 6: Teachers. Explore the new Program Portfolio. Learn about the streamlined tools and resources for your use.

No One Likes a Bully (for early childhood)
October 11, 2018 | St. Paul, MN
Bullying has been making headlines recently. Have you ever wondered exactly what bullying is? Have you wondered what will happen? Do you know what traits add up to a "bully" of their victims? Come explore the profile of a bully and strategies to change behaviors and support everyone involved. This workshop is appropriate for people working and caring for preschool children.

No One Likes a Bully (for school-age)
October 30, 2018 | Webinar
Bullying has been making headlines recently. Have you ever wondered exactly what bullying is? Have you wondered what will happen? Do you know what traits add up to a "bully" of their victims? Come explore the profile of a bully and strategies to change behaviors and support everyone involved. This workshop is appropriate for people working and caring for school-age children.

Rethinking Anti-Bias in Afterschool Environments
December 4, 2018 | Webinar
Anti-bias curriculum goes far beyond making sure children see images of "non-stereotypical" roles. Diversity in our settings is so much more than the posters, the books, the crayons, paint and dolls. Anti-bias work includes diversity and culture. Anti-bias work is essentially optimistic work about the future for our children. Anti-bias teachers are committed to the principle that every child deserves to develop to his or her fullest potential. This workshop will explore the 'isms' included in true anti-bias work. We will examine how to more authentically include anti-bias and diversity into the settings that children find themselves in through reflecting on ourselves and our programs. Practical tips, strategies and suggestions will be included in this session.

MISSOURI
2018 MOSAC Professional Development Institute - Adventure Awaits Afterschool
November 1-4, 2018 | Lake Ozark, MO
The annual MOSAC2 Professional Development Institute is an effort to raise the quality of education sessions for attendees and meets the requirements of the Youth Development Credential. MOSAC2’s PDI workshops meet the Missouri and Kansas Core Competencies for Youth Development Professionals and identify the level of training for participants. Presenters are requested to submit information to the Missouri Professional Development Registry and RFP’s are submitted to state licensing agencies for approval for training hours.

NEVADA
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
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NEW JERSEY
Strengthening Tomorrow's Leaders!
November 16-17, 2018 | Princeton, NJ
The 2018 conference, Strengthening Tomorrow's Leaders, focuses on laying the foundation for long-term success in the ever-changing landscape of Afterschool, Out of School Time and Expanded Learning.

NEW YORK
Empowering Youth Success - 2018 Rochester Regional Training Institute
November 10, 2018 | Rochester, NY
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2019 Annual Conference
May 10-11, 2019 | Saratoga Springs, NY
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NORTH CAROLINA
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OHIO
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OKLAHOMA
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OREGON
Oregon Afterschool Conference
November 3, 2018 | Salem, OR
With the 2018 Oregon Afterschool Conference just several months away, we are so excited to be welcoming our Keynote Speaker, Sadiq Ali, joining us all the way from Maryland. Sadiq is a two time best selling author, speaker, professor, education consultant, leadership trainer, social entrepreneur, trained mediator, certified mentor consultant and founder of the Millionaire Manners Academy training organization.

PENNSYLVANIA
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SOUTH DAKOTA
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TEXAS
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UTAH
Behavior Management Institute
September 8, 2018 | Salt Lake City, UT
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Jump Start 2018 Conference
November 2, 2018 | Ogden UT
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Behavior Management Institute
January 26, 2019 | Salt Lake City, UT
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VERMONT
Vermont Afterschool Conference
November 2, 2018
The Vermont Afterschool Conference will be held November 2, 2018. We are excited to announce that Dr. Milton Chen will be our keynote speaker for 2018. In total, this statewide professional development experience offers six hours of quality training plus time for visiting with exhibitors, hearing from state leaders and special guests, and networking with other programs and providers from around the state.

VIRGINIA
The Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time 9th Annual Conference
September 17, 2018 | Blacksburg, Virginia
Join Out-of-School Time leaders to invigorate your profession passion, knowledge and insight.

WASHINGTON
Bridge Conference
October 29-30, 2018 | Renton, Washington
This year’s theme, Elevate Youth Voice, will explore how we can authentically embed practices and strengthen community, state, and national systems that drive equity and support young people in affecting change. Now in its 16th year, the Bridge Conference promises to again bring engaging and thought-provoking presenters focused on cutting-edge research, resources, and strategies to build critical skills and strengthen systems to ensure children and youth have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential both in and out of school.

WISCONSIN
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WYOMING
10th Annual WYAA State Conference
October 2-3, 2018 | Cheyenne, WY
The conference provides professional development, technical assistance, and networking for afterschool providers and staff, coordinators and directors, school administrators, early childcare providers, youth development professionals, and key stakeholders.