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

The National Afterschool Association (NAA) has been awarded funding from the Noyce Foundation to develop the first-ever afterschool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) credential. The investment centerpiece -- a STEM-related micro-credential and digital badge series -- offered by NAA and developed with Click2SciencePD, will serve as a validated, industry-wide indicator that afterschool staff have the requisite competencies to facilitate STEM learning across a variety of settings.

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The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all students in grades five through eight for another year of groundbreaking science exploration.

The #NAA2015 Exhibit Hall will be transformed into an Afterschool Learning Expo where Passionate Professionals have opportunities to share Powerful Stories, network, and learn about innovative ideas and products to help support quality and professionalism in out-of-school time.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:10

NAA Response to State of the Union Address

"Building American Skills Through Community Colleges" Proposal Presents Huge Opportunity for Afterschool

Monday, 19 January 2015 13:25

Webinar: Maximizing Out-of-School Time

Empowering Afterschool Providers to Create Healthier Communities: January 29, 2015, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST

Due to the number of U.S. children who attend various types of afterschool care, it is becoming increasingly clear that out-of-school time staff can play an essential role in helping young people eat healthy and stay active.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

AfterSchool Guide to Indoor Games

During this winter season, it's important to keep the interest of your students, and energize their creativity.

Join us March 8 – 11, 2015 in Washington, D.C., at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Lonely Planet, the esteemed international guidebook publisher, recently named Washington, D.C., as its pick for the world's best city to visit in 2015. Join NAA and over 2,000 afterschool professionals for the largest gathering for learning and connecting in the afterschool field! EXPLORE Washington, DC! EXPERIENCE learning and gain valuable new ideas! INNOVATE and share your successes in afterschool and summer programs! CONNECT with leaders and experts! CELEBRATE afterschool in our nation's capital!

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, National AfterSchool Association, Nickelodeon, and Penguin Young Readers are joining forces to launch "Peter Rabbit: Hop to Health."

What outcomes are most important to track? How can we use data to improve our expanded-learning system? What tools exist to measure social and emotional skills?

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