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, 27 February 2018 00:00

The Power of Afterschool Now!

Everywhere, there's news of violence. Youth and community lives are valuable and deserve more than our reactive reassurances. As afterschool professionals and leaders, when do we say "enough"?

Published in News

Applications are being accepted for the spring 2018 session of the NAA Next Generation Leadership Institute (NGLI).

Published in News

For the past decade or so, STEM topics have been among the top priorities in education, and for good reason. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are all subjects students need to understand as we move forward into our increasingly technological future.

Friday, 10 November 2017 07:00

Why Do Millennials (Unfairly) Get a Bad Rap?

I'M SUCH A MILLENNIAL. Really.

Published in Executive Extra
Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Today's Joint Support of Program Quality

Providing afterschool programs and organizations with a roadmap for creating quality environments in which young people thrive is important. That's why NAA and the Council on Accreditation are joining together to affirm the continuation of afterschool accreditation.

Published in News
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:52

Raising the Barre for Arts Programs

Multidisciplinary afterschool programs can create and manage high-quality arts programs reflecting practices used by exemplary programs that specialize in the arts, according to a new study funded by The Wallace Foundation.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 00:00

4 Marketing Lessons from Halloween Decorating

Ever since my kids were old enough to notice, I've decorated our home for Halloween. Truthfully, I never was a huge fan of the holiday, but my boys and their friends love it—and I know there are only so many years left that they will.

Published in AfterSchool of Thought
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:16

SEL In a Trump World

Presented by Gina Warner, President & CEO of the National Afterschool Association
October 20-21, 2017
California DREAM'n (Determination-Resilience-Empowerment-Achievement-Motivation)
Sacramento, California

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