NAA's Code of Ethics
The purpose of the NAA Code of Ethics is to raise awareness of our personal commitment to ethical conduct as we carry out our professional responsibilities, conforming to accepted professional standards of conduct. Our Code of Ethics adheres to the highest standards of integrity and honesty in all public and personal activities to inspire public confidence and trust in the afterschool profession.
NAA's Core Knowledge and Competencies
The NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies have been developed to enable afterschool and youth development practitioners to demonstrate expertise and gain a higher level of recognition within their communities—particularly from school officials—that has long been sought after.
NAA's State of the Profession Report
Who is an afterschool professional? Research from the NAA proves we are well-educated, experienced and committed to our careers. Download the State of the Profession report today.
NAA's HEPA (Healthy Eating & Physical Activity) Standards 2.0
Studies show that healthy, active children learn better, perform better academically and experience fewer behavioral problems. But many children are not getting the healthy food and physical activity they need each day. Afterschool and summer learning programs are well positioned to be key partners in a comprehensive effort to help children grow up healthy.
A coalition of individuals from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the YMCA of the USA collaborated as the Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Coalition to develop standards on healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in Out-of-School time (OST). The Standards were adopted by the National AfterSchool Association and named the NAA HEPA Standards for Out-of-School Time.