Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 05:48

Just Listen

If you're reading this, chances are you're an educator who has a deep level of concern for our young people and how they're thriving or—more important—how they may NOT be thriving these days. The statistics* and our firsthand experiences tell a sad story about our teens today.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:00

Helping Kids Handle Conflict

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Afterschool programs provide an excellent environment in which to teach skills to help kids with conflict—and an anti-bullying month provides additional context for conversations.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 00:00

Message from a Former Bully

Bullying is a big issue currently facing young people, during school and in out-of-school time. Youth all face this growing problem.