Professional Development

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Recognizing the Role of Afterschool and Summer Programs and Systems in Reopening and Rebuilding

The need for safety, support, and trusting reciprocal relationships becomes even more important now as we work to rebuild and return stronger than before COVID-19.

A new resource from American Institutes for Research describes the role afterschool and summer programs and systems can play and offers strategies for afterschool and summer programs and school leaders to work together in support of youth, families, and the community.

Mentioned in the AIR resource is the need for afterschool and summer program leaders to continue to use established intermediary systems for professional development, such as NAA.

To view the resource from AIR in full, click here.

Courtesy of NAA. Photo courtesy of AIR.