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.

According to UNICEF, 1 out of every 20 children aged 14 or younger (93 million kids worldwide) is living with a moderate or severe disability, leading them to be marginalized and excluded from their schools or communities.

Published in Executive Extra

According to UNICEF, 1 out of every 20 children aged 14 or younger (93 million kids worldwide) is living with a moderate or severe disability, leading them to be marginalized and excluded from their schools or communities.

Published in News
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:00

Leadership Quality Cannot Be Recycled

Teaching youth about poetry is a fun way to get their minds thinking creatively—but that doesn't mean poetry is only for youth. Heidi Ham, NAA's Vice President of Programs shares her own poem on the value of leadership in the field of afterschool.

Published in Executive Extra
Monday, 18 February 2019 17:00

My Afterschool Story: Tania Tauer

To build the capacity of the afterschool field, it's important for afterschool professionals and leaders to understand the variety of career pathways and opportunities available to them. Heidi Ham, NAA VP of Programs and Strategy, sat down with Tania Tauer, Ph.D., and asked her to share the story of her afterschool career path to date.

Program staff are an afterschool program's greatest asset, yet many programs do not budget adequately for staff development.

Published in Executive Extra
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:13

5 Ways to Conquer Gender-Biased Practices

Hidden gender biases and gender roles' socialization lead to inequities.

Monday, 19 November 2018 10:32

Extending Gratitude Throughout the Year

It's the time of year where we try to pause and take a moment to give thanks for the wonderful things in life—even through all of the things that keep us undeniably busy in our daily lives.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:00

The Systemic Disregard for Frontline Staff

As employees and human beings, staff members want to feel valuable and valued.

Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

The Systemic Disregard for Frontline Staff

As employees and human beings, staff members want to feel valuable and valued.

Published in Executive Extra
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:47

NAA: It’s More than a Convention ...

... It's a Professional Association and a Community

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