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 September 2017 07:15

Programs that Matter. Because You Matter.

All of us at Every Monday Matters are thrilled to share that we have now reached over 800,000 students with our YOU MATTER K-12 Curriculum and Club programs. Even better, these students represent 49 states and six countries ... in just two short years.

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Our brains are wired for novelty. We know this because we are alerted each time a stimulus in our environment feels out of the ordinary. This has always been a wonderful advantage, and an aspect of human brain development that our survival as a species depends on. It's time to change up the dull routine of incoming information that arrives via predictable, tedious, well-worn roadways.

Published in Executive Extra

Afterschool's current leaders and our next generation of leaders have unique needs—for inspiration, connections, and the opportunity to build or share knowledge.

Published in Executive Extra

Are you are interested in becoming a Certified Healthy Out-of-School Time Trainer? Do you live in Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,Texas, Utah or Virginia? Complete the online application by Friday, September 29, 2017.

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:14

What Afterschool Is. And Can Be.

Hi there!

My name is Maddie, and this summer I worked for NAA as an intern.

A new major national afterschool project from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) is seeking organizations to participate in a free, innovative, video-based coaching curriculum in STEM—with an exclusive opportunity for NAA members.

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Two things learned throughout my career:

1. Language is powerful.
2. Great leaders never stop learning.

How many books have been written on the topic of leadership? How many lectures/workshops/presentations have you been offered to help you become a "better" leader? How many TED talks have you watched that showed you a three-point plan toward more effective leadership?

All over the country, afterschool leaders and professionals like you are standing up to promote tolerance and inclusion—fighting for safe places now, and for peaceful and prosperous futures free from bigotry and hate.

"Organizations with strong financial management are better able to fulfill their missions and deliver high-quality services." —The Wallace Foundation

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