The NAA Convention is an incredible four days, bringing together afterschool professionals and leaders for networking, learning and inspiration. Year after year, we hear from participants that their No. 1 reason for attending Convention is the learning opportunities.
The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, recently honored Raider's ARK in the Arcadia School District in Arcadia, Wisconsin, for demonstrated excellence in helping develop literacy skills of English language learner students.
If you're reading this, chances are you're an educator who has a deep level of concern for our young people and how they're thriving or—more important—how they may NOT be thriving these days. The statistics* and our firsthand experiences tell a sad story about our teens today.
Christine Javier, Educational Consultant for and Founder of the Learning Ridge, LLC, offers insight on her favorite hotspots near the Convention site at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Technology can change lives—and afterschool programs are an untapped solution to ensure youth have the access and supports they need to succeed with technology.