News

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

NAA22 Thriving Workforce Invite-Only Sessions

Wednesday, 09 February 2022 06:30

Individual OST professionals positively impact young people and families every day. Together, through the power of OST, all of us are making a collective impact on communities across the nation.

Solutions for Staffing Challenges

Thursday, 03 February 2022 07:54

While the OST field has seen a considerable investment of funds become available for afterschool programs to serve more young people and get them the support they need, one significant challenge remains, staffing. Organizations across the country continue to struggle with recruitment and retention of the skilled professionals necessary to run high-quality programs.

Presenting the 2022 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders!

Thursday, 03 February 2022 07:51

Drum roll, please!

Presenting NAA’s 2022 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders. The class of 2022 includes 20 young professionals selected for their influence on the programs, organizations, and communities they work with—and in turn, the broader field of afterschool.

Equity and Inclusion at NAA22 Convention

Friday, 28 January 2022 15:21

NAA22 Convention is a time to come together in unity, with our community (safely, of course).

Reunited and It Feels So Good!

Sunday, 23 January 2022 13:12

In 1993, Tameyer Evans was a sixth-grader at Coan Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Voices from the Field: Zakir McKenzie Parpia on Job Quality in the OST Field

Friday, 14 January 2022 15:06

How we think about job quality can directly impact staff retention and workforce development. To explore the idea of job quality and what it means for our field, we interviewed folks from across the country. Next in our series is Zakir McKenzie Parpia, Director of Programs with NAA's State Affiliate, California School-Age Consortium.

Voices from the Field: Sheneika Simmons on Job Quality in the OST Field

Friday, 07 January 2022 17:16

How we think about job quality can have a direct impact on staff retention and workforce development. To explore the idea of job quality and what it means for our field we interviewed folks from across the country. First up in our series is Sheneika Simmons, Program Coordinator with the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs. 

Word on the Street (Or In the Hallways)

Friday, 07 January 2022 13:10

The NAA Convention is all about the participants and their experience.

Welcome NAA’s New Director of Communications and Engagement

Tuesday, 04 January 2022 09:52

The staff and Board of the National AfterSchool Association are pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Hay (she/her) as the Association’s new Director of Communications and Member Engagement.

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

Monday, 03 January 2022 12:58

Note: Tissues recommended.

Like so many of you, I first experienced the power of the NAA community through Convention. The interesting part is...I didn't even attend that particular Convention!

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