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APAW 2019: A Show of Appreciation

April 22 – 26, 2019, was Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week—and you came out in full force!

Celebrations and outpourings of appreciation for afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of young people were on display, more than ever before. We've gathered some examples of the stellar celebrations that happened around the nation, via #HeartOfAfterschool.

Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is a joint effort of community partners, afterschool programs, youth and child development workers, and individuals who have committed the last full week of April each year as a time to recognize and appreciate those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. Scroll through to see some of the social media posts we loved from Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week:

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Want to get inspired for next year and show your appreciation for the afterschool professionals in your life? Browse #HeartOfAfterschool on social media! And don't forget to share your appreciation year-round. It's never the wrong time to say "Thank you!"

Courtesy of the National AfterSchool Association.

Photo courtesy of LA's BEST.