News

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

Overhauling OST Job Quality with the Families and Workers Fund

Wednesday, 07 December 2022 08:04

Supporting out-of-school time (OST) professionals has always been an NAA priority. More in depth advocacy for a comprehensive overhaul of job quality in the field has been an NAA priority since 2020 and a focus point that inspired our Thriving Workforce Initiative. Since the launch of this project, we have hosted and joined national conversations about defining ‘good’ jobs, creating them, and increasing their quality across all sectors. Leading and participating in these discussions grants NAA the opportunity to partner with new organizations like the Families and Workers Fund to gather insight into current workforce advocacy efforts across the country.

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.

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