The violent breach of the US Capitol on January 6, in addition to the many number of other upsetting events that occurred in 2020, could leave youth—especially those who have experienced systemic inequity and marginalization—feeling dismayed, unsafe and targeted.
For over 30 years, members of the afterschool profession and afterschool stakeholders, like you, have gathered together—in community—at NAA Convention for sharing, learning, inspiration and connection.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and a very long list of people killed by police and white supremacists, are Black, not unlike many of the young people participating in out-of-school time programs and the staff who work with them across the country. The compounding deaths of so many Black Americans, leading up to the death of Mr. George Floyd, must redefine how we as practitioners and leaders in this work see and feel justice and equity.
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced widespread school closures across the United States, shuttering traditional learning environments and creating long-term risk for student achievement.
On March 27, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic the federal government issued the largest emergency aid package in history. The CARES Act provides critical relief for businesses and workers nationwide. We've gathered resources related to the Act to support your afterschool business and career.
The coronavirus outbreak is sending shockwaves across the world, disrupting everything from health, to education, to finances and food security. Many of us are navigating completely unfamiliar territory, which can feel really scary and negatively impact our mental well-being. As our knowledge about this pandemic continues to grow, it is important that you continue to take care of yourself during this time. Consider these tips to help maintain your mental well-being: