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

What’s in a Name? The Story Behind NAA23 Convention’s Theme

Monday, 21 November 2022 08:18

You. Us. All: How Support for LGBTQA+ Youth and Current Policy in the Sunshine State Influenced This Year’s Convention

In October, we shared the first glimpse of our National AfterSchool Association 2023 (NAA23) Convention, which takes place March 19-22, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. You.Us. All. Together We Shine has been the anthem of our post-pandemic approach to supporting youth and youth-serving workers. However, with the enactment of Florida’s House Bill 1557, it has become a rallying cry.

Meet the STEAM Stars of Country

Friday, 28 October 2022 06:02

Give your students a backstage pass inside the world of Country Music to see how STEAM skills make the magic happen both on and off the stage. Explore a variety of all-new standards-aligned digital resources including a Video Topic Series and student activities for classrooms and families.

Making the Case for NAA23!

Thursday, 27 October 2022 07:55

Download the guide here.

Feeling Angst? Consider Boundaries. They’re Not Just for Playground Games.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 07:43

“Out on you!” and “Out of bounds!” were common refrains on the playground when I was a kid. As an adult, these sentiments appear at different times and in different ways, especially at work.

20 Phrases - Advice to Help Set Better Boundaries at Work and Home

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 07:37

If you feel burnt out, you might be struggling with boundaries. Marissa Badgley, Founder of Reloveution shares the following 20 phrases to help proactively set time, relationship, intellectual, physical, emotional, and material boundaries. 

Top 6 Reasons to Submit a NAA23 Convention Presenter Proposal

Monday, 17 October 2022 07:54

NAA Convention is the ultimate charging station and presenters are the conduit providing sessions that power human connection and inspire learning. The vision is a diversity of content, formats, and presenters to lead the charge!

Proudly Introducing NAA22 Convention Top Session and Presenter Honorees!

Thursday, 06 October 2022 18:43

Since 2015, The National AfterSchool Association has been honoring the presenters of top NAA Convention sessions. The 2022 results are now in!

Join the NFLPlay60 App: Fitness Tracking Competition!

Thursday, 06 October 2022 18:42

Celebrate the kick-off of the NFL season and register your students to get up and moving for 15 minutes of fitness and fun with the American Heart Association and the National Football League! The first NFL PLAY 60 live Fitness Break broadcast is the perfect way to celebrate the new school year and help your students add more movement to their day.

Advancing Health Equity in OST

Thursday, 06 October 2022 17:28

Register for the Advancing Health Equity in OST Virtual Institute here.

Social and Emotional Learning Evaluation Rubric for Equity & Justice

Thursday, 06 October 2022 17:18

For the past two years, the National Urban League (NUL) has been working to change the conversation on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). They hosted a series of listening sessions with more than 50 parents, educators, community leaders, researchers, and others to gather feedback on SEL and other related approaches where people learn, grow, and develop in classrooms and across communities. With support from the Wallace Foundation, NUL worked with over 100 partners, including the Forum for Youth Investment, to co-create new tools that focus on the unique expertise and perspective of marginalized communities and those left out of the traditional education systems. These tools can be used to advance racial equity, justice, and empowerment.

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