Awards & Recognition

NAA and our partners are doing some great things to elevate the field of afterschool!

For the past decade or so, STEM topics have been among the top priorities in education, and for good reason. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are all subjects students need to understand as we move forward into our increasingly technological future.

Friday, 10 November 2017 07:00

Why Do Millennials (Unfairly) Get a Bad Rap?

I'M SUCH A MILLENNIAL. Really. I can't speak for 80 million people, but I align so deeply to all the things discussed (and so many of the clichés), including wanting to have a purpose I'm deeply connected to (or finding that purpose), seeking balance and meaning with my work, but more than anything, wanting to change the world and make it a better place.

Published in Executive Extra
Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Today's Joint Support of Program Quality

Providing afterschool programs and organizations with a roadmap for creating quality environments in which young people thrive is important. That's why NAA and the Council on Accreditation are joining together to affirm the continuation of afterschool accreditation.

Published in News
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:52

Raising the Barre for Arts Programs

Multidisciplinary afterschool programs can create and manage high-quality arts programs reflecting practices used by exemplary programs that specialize in the arts, according to a new study funded by The Wallace Foundation.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 00:00

4 Marketing Lessons from Halloween Decorating

Ever since my kids were old enough to notice, I've decorated our home for Halloween. Truthfully, I never was a huge fan of the holiday, but my boys and their friends love it—and I know there are only so many years left that they will.

Published in AfterSchool of Thought
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:16

SEL In a Trump World

Presented by Gina Warner, President & CEO of the National Afterschool Association
October 20-21, 2017
California DREAM'n (Determination-Resilience-Empowerment-Achievement-Motivation)
Sacramento, California

Published in News

Advocacy is incredibly important for the afterschool field. Out-of-school time programs offer transforming benefits for youth, families and communities, and effective advocacy can help secure program futures. Data, research and stories play an important role in effective messaging. Experts from the field offer advice on how to best advocate for your program. 

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.

Published in News
Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:19

“Nothing About Us Without Us!”

Earlier this month, NAA led a delegation of 22 afterschool leaders to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia to explore child and youth development systems and meet with youth policy experts in these two countries.

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:

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