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

The Partnership for Afterschool Education (PASE), recognizes the crucial role afterschool programs play in fostering young people's intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth. The organization works toward improving the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

4 Ways to Bring Balance to Your Program

The afterschool space is more than just a safe place for students to wait for caregivers to pick them up. It's where you can challenge students and help them learn skills in multiple areas. As you work on improving and growing your program, consider the following areas as a framework for organizing your space and your curriculum to bring out the best in your afterschool students.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 05:27

Ready to Work!

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.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:00

Easy Group Management During STEM

It's EASY!

Group management is a skill that is imperative when working in youth programs, and especially so when implementing STEM. It is important the adult leader carefully plan and prepare in advance in order to create the necessary structure for STEM learning—to make this process EASY, focus on the Environment, Activities, Schedule, and Your relationships and interactions.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

STEM Help is On the Way!

We asked. You answered. We deliver.

Last spring, through the annual AfterSchool Today reader's survey, the NAA community expressed interest in additional resources to support science, technology, engineering and math—the subjects known as STEM.

Please join us for this webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00

Make the Case To Attend Convention

Gather with the brightest, most passionate and talented minds in the afterschool community at the 27th annual NAA Convention, at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in the Greater Orlando area.

Quality is certainly on the forefront of afterschool/youth development programs across the country. You can be an important coach to support your staff in growing their capacity towards recognizing and incorporating youth program quality.

Kids love technology! Wouldn't it be great if they could learn to make their own animations, video games or phone apps? In this webinar, learn how to get your students started with coding during the Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show kids of all ages that they can learn the basics. Host your Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week, December 7 – 13, 2015. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:16

Know Thyself: Developing Your Inner Leader

One of the most important skills you could develop as a leader is self-awareness—continuously being aware of your thought process and your reactions to those thoughts.

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