News

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

Become a Certified Healthy Out-of-School Time Trainer

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:15

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has received a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) School Health Branch to provide technical assistance and training to school districts and school buildings, to support healthy eating and physical activity in out-of-school time (OST) settings.

Creating a Door Out of Poverty Starts with Partnerships

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 07:15

People's lives center around their home. On average, Americans spend two-thirds of their time either indoors or outdoors at home. For kids under age 11, the typical share is nearly three-quarters. And for those without a home, the absence of such a basic need makes everything else more difficult.

2017 Next Generation in Afterschool Honorees Announced

Friday, 20 January 2017 04:31

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, has selected its 2017 Next Generation of Afterschool honorees.

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.

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