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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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!
Since 2015, The National AfterSchool Association has been honoring the presenters of top NAA Convention sessions. The 2022 results are now in!
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.