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.

What Afterschool Is. And Can Be.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:14

Hi there!

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

Language is Powerful. Great Leaders Never Stop Learning.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 07:46

Two things learned throughout my career:

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

NAA's Expert Hub—Success from the United Way of El Paso County

Monday, 28 August 2017 05:09

Recently, the NAA Expert Hub helped connect the United Way of el Paso County with two valuable trainers, resulting in a successful workshop on family engagement. Here's how:

Leadership is Magical … Because YOU are Magical

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 06:16

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?

Resources for Strong and Successful Nonprofit Financial Management

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:09

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

STEM and Wellness: A Powerful Equation for Ensuring Equity

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:00

Imagine the potential of empowering the 10.2 million children in afterschool programs with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, while providing them with opportunities to eat healthy and stay active.

The Resources You Need to Promote Tolerance and Inclusion

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:00

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.

Boost Learning by Combining Teamwork and STEM

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:29

Technology has had a huge impact on today's employment landscape. One of the key changes is the increasing necessity to be able to work as part of a team.

Need Recommended Reading to Add to the List?

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 00:00

I've always loved reading, and I've always especially loved reading during the summer. One of my best memories from childhood was the summer I discovered Nancy Drew books.

The Power of Video Games

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:33

Freeze Trap! Repel! Cloak! Students across the country are powering-up learning and test scores—using video games, thanks to DimensionU.