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, 12 September 2017 09:00

Are you are interested in becoming a Certified Healthy Out-of-School Time Trainer? Do you live in Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,Texas, Utah or Virginia? Complete the online application by Friday, September 29, 2017.

Join the Celebration and Advocate for Afterschool

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:27

Mark your calendars: October 26, 2017, is the 18th annual Lights On Afterschool. Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families.

How Afterschool Can Help Hurricane Harvey Relief

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:00

It's back to school (and afterschool) for most of the United States, but in Texas, Hurricane Harvey has shuttered hundreds of school districts.

Innovative, Free Virtual STEM Coaching Has Arrived

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:04

A new major national afterschool project from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) is seeking organizations to participate in a free, innovative, video-based coaching curriculum in STEM—with an exclusive opportunity for NAA members.

A Look at Literacy: Mighty Writers El Futuro

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:00

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, recently honored Mighty Writers El Futuro for the program's demonstrated excellence in helping develop English Language Learner students' literacy skills.

Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:40

Since 2003, underage drinking has declined 50 percent (Monitoring the Future, 2016) and conversations about alcohol between parents and their kids have increased 73 percent (, 2016). These statistics are an outstanding testament to prevention specialists, educators and community members who work so hard to keep kids healthy and safe.

Afterschool Helps English Language Learners Thrive

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:27

Students learn new skills and concepts every day in school—but learning comes with an extra set of challenges for more than 4 million English language learner (ELL) students who attend public schools nationwide.

NAA and Journal of Youth Development Announce Partnership

Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:00

The Journal of Youth Development is the official journal of two of the largest professional associations for those working with and on behalf of young people, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and the National Afterschool Association (NAA).

SSI Out-of-School Contest Winners Announced!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:35

Last May, NAA and SSI Out-of-School teamed up to offer a fun giveaway for three $500 vouchers for afterschool program supplies! Three lucky winners were randomly selected:

Addressing Food Security in Your Afterschool and Summer Learning Program

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:56

Food is the one afterschool and summer learning program component necessary for survival. Food security is something we deal with daily.

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