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.

Afterschool programs have significant potential to promote healthy eating and physical activity for the 10.2 million US children they serve, according to a new volume of New Directions for Youth Development (NDYD) focused on health and afterschool.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 04:44

PreventObesity.net

PreventObesity.net is an online network offering free tools, services and support to the people and organizations that are working to ensure children everywhere can eat healthier and become more physically active.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 04:43

Federal Funding for Afterschool?

What's Going on with Federal Funding for Afterschool? Episode 4 of NAA Quality Conversations is now live!

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 00:00

Engaging Youth in Language & Literacy

If you missed the fifteen-minute Webinar series, Engaging Youth in Language & Literacy, that's OK. We've organized all of the content here for you!

Is it possible for youth program directors to successfully raise funds in a struggling economy?

Author Carolyn Hudman contends it is easier than you think! Discover how you can take advantage of untapped resources in your local community through strategic friend-raising and creative fundraising with her new book, Finding Funding for Youth Programs, now available on Amazon.com.

Looking to help youth get on a pathway to living a healthy, active lifestyle? The National Afterschool Association and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation are here to help!

Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:35

Earth Day: April 22

April 22 is Earth Day. Gear up for STEM-related instruction, volunteer opportunities, and year-round strategies for keeping the planet green, with the help of these resources:

Nothing brings learning to life like real-world applications. Emphasize the "M" in STEM with these resources for National Financial Capability Month.

This month, the Family Online Safety Institute theme is "Good Digital Parenting—tackling Cyber Ethics and what it means to be civil and respectful online."

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