Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. In addition, NAA offers a variety of opportunities for virtual professional development (PD) through meaningful content, conversations and connections. Click here to see full descriptions of virtual PD offerings.

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Just in time for Back to (After)School, we’re excited to release The Afterschool Guide to Building Relationships and Routines. Inside you’ll find over 30 carefully selected games and activities that help afterschool professionals create safe and supportive environments where young people can thrive.

Access this eBook on the Program Resources page of your membership profile.



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The Afterschool Guide to SEL is a compilation of a variety of resources to help afterschool professionals better understand SEL, the competencies and the role SEL plays within afterschool programs.

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Afterschool Guide to Homework Systems

The NAA Afterschool Guide to Homework Systems provides afterschool professionals with guidelines for establishing and managing a homework system that is geared toward the students, families and teachers supported by the program.

Quality is certainly on the forefront of afterschool/youth development programs across the country. You can be an important coach to support your staff in growing their capacity towards recognizing and incorporating youth program quality.