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.

How can cities use data to strengthen their afterschool programs?

Published in Executive Extra

It may be December, but we've got summer on our mind! Wallace Foundation has introduced two new products aimed at helping districts and community-based organizations create high-quality summer programs.

How a Few Boys & Girls Clubs in the Midwest Have Enlisted Professional Artists to Bring Exemplary Arts Instruction to Disadvantaged Youth

Financial management know-how is often a weak spot for nonprofits—afterschool organizations included.

As a new school year approaches, planning ahead financially is usually in the front of every afterschool leader's mind—though finding helpful resources can sometimes be a challenge.

Emerging best practices in out-of-school time (OST) are well-aligned with the goals of social and emotional learning (SEL), but few SEL programs are designed for OST environments. 

Monday, 15 January 2018 13:41

The New Issue Is Here!

The National AfterSchool Association and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents have recently published the latest issue of the Journal of Youth Development. The open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication is dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research.

Published in Executive Extra
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 05:58

30 Years of NAA: The Best is Yet to Come

A couple of weeks ago, I set out to do something that I have been putting off for a long time—driving over to Alexandria, Virginia, to go through all of the old NAA files that have been in storage since we moved offices from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., around 2008.

Published in News
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

Afterschool and the Rebuilding of New Orleans

August 26, 2015, marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The Friday afternoon of August 26 was in many ways just another day for most children in afterschool programs in New Orleans.