News

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

Today's Joint Support of Program Quality

Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Providing afterschool programs and organizations with a roadmap for creating quality environments in which young people thrive is important. That's why NAA and the Council on Accreditation are joining together to affirm the continuation of afterschool accreditation.

SEL In a Trump World

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:16

Presented by Gina Warner, President & CEO of the National Afterschool Association
October 20-21, 2017
California DREAM'n (Determination-Resilience-Empowerment-Achievement-Motivation)
Sacramento, California

Programs that Matter. Because You Matter.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 07:15

All of us at Every Monday Matters are thrilled to share that we have now reached over 800,000 students with our YOU MATTER K-12 Curriculum and Club programs. Even better, these students represent 49 states and six countries ... in just two short years.

Become a Certified Healthy Out-of-School Time Trainer

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:00

Are you are interested in becoming a Certified Healthy Out-of-School Time Trainer? Do you live in Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,Texas, Utah or Virginia? Complete the online application by Friday, September 29, 2017.

Join the Celebration and Advocate for Afterschool

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:27

Mark your calendars: October 26, 2017, is the 18th annual Lights On Afterschool. Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families.

How Afterschool Can Help Hurricane Harvey Relief

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:00

It's back to school (and afterschool) for most of the United States, but in Texas, Hurricane Harvey has shuttered hundreds of school districts.

Innovative, Free Virtual STEM Coaching Has Arrived

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:04

A new major national afterschool project from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) is seeking organizations to participate in a free, innovative, video-based coaching curriculum in STEM—with an exclusive opportunity for NAA members.

A Look at Literacy: Mighty Writers El Futuro

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:00

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, recently honored Mighty Writers El Futuro for the program's demonstrated excellence in helping develop English Language Learner students' literacy skills.

Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:40

Since 2003, underage drinking has declined 50 percent (Monitoring the Future, 2016) and conversations about alcohol between parents and their kids have increased 73 percent (Responsibility.org, 2016). These statistics are an outstanding testament to prevention specialists, educators and community members who work so hard to keep kids healthy and safe.

Afterschool Helps English Language Learners Thrive

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:27

Students learn new skills and concepts every day in school—but learning comes with an extra set of challenges for more than 4 million English language learner (ELL) students who attend public schools nationwide.

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