News

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

Aim High: Grants Support Middle School Youth

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 06:50

Thinking about how to support middle school out-of-school time?

Extreme Makeover: Playground Edition

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 04:52

Do you know of a school playground in need of a makeover? The Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes from Together Counts is offering a $30,000 grant for a school's healthy transformation—and equipment for a brand-new playground.

School Choice and Afterschool: What I Know

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 04:26

With the nomination last week of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, it is widely accepted that school choice will play a large role in the new presidential administration. What does this mean for afterschool?

Ready for the Challenge?

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:00

Gene Luen Young—author, two-time National Book Award Finalist and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature—invites you and your students to take the Reading Without Walls Challenge, a challenge encouraging readers to explore books of diverse voices, genres and formats.

Nominate a Program to Win $10,000

Monday, 21 November 2016 06:55

Know a program that excels in improving its students' reading, writing and critical thinking skills? For the third year in a row, the Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation seek nominations for the $10,000 Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award.

It’s Not About Politics. It’s About Community.

Friday, 11 November 2016 07:02

Yesterday, my daughter came home from school and told me they were getting a new student in class today and that he doesn't speak any English at all. As a parent trying to encourage—and practice!—inclusion, I asked "How do you think he must be feeling? How can you make him feel included?"

NAA: Healthy Out-of-School Time Hero Award Recipient

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 04:40

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.

NAA and S&S Worldwide to Recognize Emerging Afterschool Leaders

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 00:00

Do you know someone under the age of 30 who is doing great things in the field of afterschool? Please nominate him or her for Afterschool's Next Generation 2017 Award sponsored by S&S Worldwide!

Help a Louisiana AfterSchool Program in Deep Waters

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 00:00

The current flooding in Louisiana is being called the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy. While the Red Cross is mounting a massive relief operation, our community of afterschool professionals is also being affected.

Nominate a ‘Champion of Change’

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:00

White House seeks to recognize leaders working with marginalized girls.

One key issue girls from marginalized communities face is lack of access to afterschool programs, extracurricular programs and summer enrichment activities that allow them to become stronger students, leaders and citizens.

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