Note: Tissues recommended.
Like so many of you, I first experienced the power of the NAA community through the annual Convention. The crazy part is ... I didn't even attend that particular Convention!
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) received the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Out-of-School Time Hero Award. The award recognizes an integral community organization that contributes to the healthy development of its youth by focusing on healthy eating and physical activity.
As the Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice (JYD) releases a new special issue on character development in youth programs, it is pleased to announce both a new publisher and a new partnership.
How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning
Understanding the knowledge, attitudes and skills that ultimately contribute to success in school, work and life is a priority for educators and employers. Young people need a variety of important skills to be ready to work, including understanding key work habits and having a strong work ethic.
I was in my late 20s when my boss at the time referred to me as "a woman in a hurry." Feeling that was appropriate recognition for my hard work and initiative, I glowed with the praise.
It wasn't until this year that I realized her "compliment" maybe wasn't quite as positive as I had interpreted it to be.
Good news! The National AfterSchool Association eNews is getting better! As an association dedicated to the advancement of the afterschool profession, our content has been in high demand.
August 26, 2015, marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The Friday afternoon of August 26 was in many ways just another day for most children in afterschool programs in New Orleans.
NAA President and CEO Gina Warner was one of 60 graduates of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program last Thursday, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas.