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.

Supporting Youth Needs with a Case-by-Case Approach

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 10:25

How many times have you felt lost and frustrated when it comes to feeling confident in supporting children's and youth needs?

Mediating Afterschool Program Disagreements

Monday, 15 July 2019 20:19

I remember standing between two school-age boys and blocking them from brutalizing each over a kickball game.

What’s Afterschool Listening to This Summer?

Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

For many, summer brings thoughts of sun and cookouts with friends and family—and if you're like many educators and students, summer reading lists!

SEL Tips for Summer Programs!

Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

We all know keeping youth engaged and excited to learn during the summer can be hard—but it doesn't have to be.

7 Summer Survival Tips for Youth Development Professionals

Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

When school is out, Boys & Girls Clubs are IN, and in most of the country, summer programming is well underway.

Getting Youth Involved in Outside the Box Thinking

Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

As we get older, our creative side tends to decrease. Young people, however, have the potential for amazing creativity!

Why Are Youth Stressed Out? How We Can Help.

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 00:00

Mental health struggles are increasing among our teens. There are a lot of reasons for this. Higher rates of mood, attention and behavior disorders start many youth off behind the eight ball.

How Many Hats Do You Wear?

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 00:00

Managing an afterschool program requires attention to many critical tasks—including developing a plan for training your staff. Learn how Click2SciencePD can help.

Meet NAA’s New Board Members!

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 09:56

Earlier this spring, we shared with you a call for Board of Directors applicants. After a period of nominations and voting, the results are in!

It’s Park and Recreation Month!

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 09:52

Summer is here, which means it's time to get in the game this July with NAA and the National Recreation and Park Association!

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