One of the most challenging aspects of the pandemic for youth is the change in their weekly structure—or lack thereof. The good news?
When AJ Frigillana first received the news she was being honored as part of the 2019 class of NAA's Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, she was filled with immeasurable joy and gratitude.
American youth are in the midst of a psychological crisis.
At the YMCA, empathy is defined as accepting, relating, and integrating other perspectives, experiences, and realities to yourself and others.
We are living in a moment in which people are fighting for survival. We long for feelings of safety and security, for predictable outcomes and strategic plans that respond to the volatile, insane, and sometimes downright hostile conditions of 2020.
Each year, NAA recognizes the Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders—showcasing young emerging leaders who have a proven passion for professional development and demonstrate influence and efforts to elevate the field.