News

Check out the latest news about NAA and special announcements pertinent to the field of afterschool.

NAA Announces Corporate Advisory Board Chair

Monday, 15 March 2021 11:50

The National AfterSchool Association Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), which was established to help further the goals and mission of NAA and to educate and encourage corporate investment in afterschool programming, have announced Syndy Lynch, Director of Sales Operations for the Business Development team in the Education Technology division of Texas Instruments Incorporated, as their chair.

Your Influence Matters: Advice for Supporting Youth in Tumultuous Times

Thursday, 07 January 2021 13:10

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.

Welcome to 2021, Advocate Members!

Thursday, 07 January 2021 10:22

Happy New Year!

NAA Convention Cancelled-Alternative Ways to Market in 2021

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 09:36

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.

NAA Announces New Board Executive Committee

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 00:00

The National AfterSchool Association welcomes the new Executive Committee members to the NAA Board of Directors.

Black Lives Matter: A Message to Members

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 15:31

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.

Discovery Ed and the National AfterSchool Association Partner to Launch the Virtual Learning Response Fund

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:00

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.

An Update on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Nonprofits, Child Care Centers, Small Businesses and Workers

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:00

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.

NAA State Affiliates Provide Responsive Services

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 10:48

National AfterSchool Association State Affiliates met virtually on March 30, 2020, to discuss how they're making virtual connections, providing services during this uncertain time and practicing self-care.

Managing Stress During the Pandemic

Monday, 23 March 2020 00:00

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:

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