To have more equitable and inclusive programs and services, it is essential to solicit feedback from a range of stakeholders, not only from those who are most comfortable filling out a survey or speaking up in a group setting.
Thousands of low-income youth who rely on free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches lose access to those meals when summer vacation begins.
NAA20 Reimagined Virtual Convention is a way afterschool professionals and leaders come together for inspiration during a time when face-to-face is not possible.
A strategic, forward-thinking grants management plan is an essential part of maintaining and growing a long-lasting and impactful afterschool program.
Equipped with rapidly growing knowledge about how trauma can undermine young people's healthy development and ability to learn, many youth-serving professionals, community leaders and policymakers are infusing principles of trauma-informed practice into program design, implementation and policy proposals.
Summer learning programs offer invaluable spaces to engage youth in learning and development during the months when many students lose ground.
Out-of-school time professionals are skilled, passionate, and dedicated to the youth and families we serve.
Ian Mouser, My Voice Music Founder and Executive Director and member of the National Afterschool Association's 2014 class of Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, has been announced as one of three recipients of the Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award!