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.

8 Ways to Encourage Girls to Use Their Voices

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:47

When my daughter was a baby, she had no problem using her "voice" to tell everyone within earshot what she neededshe "communicated" without hesitation when she was hungry, tired or generally discontent.

The Systemic Disregard for Frontline Staff

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:00

As employees and human beings, staff members want to feel valuable and valued.

What Resources are Needed to Support Quality SEL?

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 10:44

Help NAA learn about your opinions and experiences with social-emotional learning (SEL) in your before- and afterschool program(s) by participating in this online survey—you could even win some cash for you or your organization in return.

The Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 00:00

Quality out-of-school is healthy out-of-school—and the NAA HEPA Standards are a critical tool in making healthier programming a reality for young people everywhere.

Are You Enthusiastic About STEM?!

Monday, 24 September 2018 16:12

eCYBERMISSION, an Army Educational Outreach Program, is a free web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9.

Online PD: SEL, STEM & Cooperative Activities

Monday, 24 September 2018 16:09

Afterschool Professional Development should offer two things: Real takeaways to implement into your programs immediately and affordability and accessibility for everyone in your program. Check out these new featured online courses for out-of-school time leaders here.

Taking Financial Know-How Into the New School Year

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:11

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

Taking Action to Sustain Your Program

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:52

We used to talk about sustainability planning. Today, we need to take action to sustain afterschool programs.

Quality Afterschool Programs Are Key to Student Success

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:49

Like most of today's educators, Peter Barclay believes in a fine balance between having fun and learning.

Whatever the Obstacle

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:02

Every day, youth and adults alike face obstacles in various forms. Stacie Sather, program director and long-time coach for Girls on the Run (GOTR) Sonoma County, shares her perspective on teaching youth that despite challenges, we must move forward.

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