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.
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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.
Episode 5 of NAA Quality Conversations, "Evaluation IS a Quality Improvement Process and Strategy," is now live!
Life Lessons from the Soccer Field, Part II: The e-mail we had been anxiously awaiting arrived in my inbox late Friday afternoon. The powers that be left no room for suspense, beginning the e-mail with "Unfortunately ... "
Last night was the first night of travel soccer tryouts for my daughter's youth soccer league. Youth sports are big business in our neck of the woods, and the 84 girls who showed up for last night's tryouts attest to the program's strength.