I love books. I love hearing authors read from, talk about or—in the case of nonfiction—demonstrate the practices from their books. It's especially powerful!
The National AfterSchool Association recently published the article "Reading is a Way to Learn."
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.
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.
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.
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.