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


Friday, 29 October 2021 00:00

The NAA Convention is all about opportunity. With members of the field coming together and top-quality, engaging sessions covering almost any topic you can think of, it's easy to see why connections and learning are the highlights of Convention. Participants leave saying, "I found my people ... and learned a lot, too!"

NAA Welcomes Its First Director of Advocacy and Workforce Initiatives

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 00:00

The staff and Board of the National AfterSchool Association are pleased to announce the hiring of Angelica Portillo (she/her) as the Association’s new Director of Advocacy and Workforce Initiatives. 


Monday, 18 October 2021 00:00

NAA22 Convention planned for March 20-23, 2002 will bring the field together in UNITY as an OST commUNITY and with that, bring so much opportUNITY!  Two afterschool professionals share their experiences about how presenting and participating at NAA Convention changed their perspectives and professional trajectories.

NAA Announces Corporate Advisory Board Chair

Monday, 15 March 2021 11:50

The National AfterSchool Association Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), which was established to help further the goals and mission of NAA and to educate and encourage corporate investment in afterschool programming, have announced Syndy Lynch, Director of Sales Operations for the Business Development team in the Education Technology division of Texas Instruments Incorporated, as their chair.

Your Influence Matters: Advice for Supporting Youth in Tumultuous Times

Thursday, 07 January 2021 13:10

The violent breach of the US Capitol on January 6, in addition to the many number of other upsetting events that occurred in 2020, could leave youth—especially those who have experienced systemic inequity and marginalization—feeling dismayed, unsafe and targeted.

Welcome to 2021, Advocate Members!

Thursday, 07 January 2021 10:22

Happy New Year!

NAA Convention Cancelled-Alternative Ways to Market in 2021

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 09:36

For over 30 years, members of the afterschool profession and afterschool stakeholders, like you, have gathered together—in community—at NAA Convention for sharing, learning, inspiration and connection.

NAA Announces New Board Executive Committee

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 00:00

The National AfterSchool Association welcomes the new Executive Committee members to the NAA Board of Directors.

Black Lives Matter: A Message to Members

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 15:31

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and a very long list of people killed by police and white supremacists, are Black, not unlike many of the young people participating in out-of-school time programs and the staff who work with them across the country. The compounding deaths of so many Black Americans, leading up to the death of Mr. George Floyd, must redefine how we as practitioners and leaders in this work see and feel justice and equity.

Discovery Ed and the National AfterSchool Association Partner to Launch the Virtual Learning Response Fund

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:00

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced widespread school closures across the United States, shuttering traditional learning environments and creating long-term risk for student achievement.

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