February 20, 2020 –Inequities persist when it comes to the recruitment, hiring and retention of people of color for leadership positions in afterschool according to a new report published by the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) and authored by Policy Studies Associates.
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) has announced it's been awarded a grant from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation (the Foundation) to address a critical need—to develop and support leaders of color in afterschool.
NAA's Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), established to help further the goals and mission of NAA and to educate and encourage corporate investment in afterschool programming, welcomes two new members: Ron DeChristoforo from Texas Instruments and Laura Kreutzer from Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.
According to UNICEF, 1 out of every 20 children aged 14 or younger (93 million kids worldwide) is living with a moderate or severe disability, leading them to be marginalized and excluded from their schools or communities.
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, recently selected its 2019 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders.
Ambassadors to Advocate the Importance of Play for Children
As the voice of the afterschool profession and the professional association for the field, NAA is positioned to be the industry-recognized credentialing body for STEM facilitation skills and other afterschool content areas.