To better understand young people's perceptions of the conditions that support their social, emotional, and academic learning and development, the Center for Promise at America's Promise Alliance conducted a survey, for which findings are outlined in the new report What Drives Learning: Young People's Perspectives on the Importance of Relationships, Belonging, and Agency.
In NAA's Reopening Afterschool Facebook group, members have been asked questions covering a variety of relevant and helpful topics with the goal of offering an exchange of tips between leaders and professionals in the field.
Beyond Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health department guidelines, there are additional measures afterschool programs can take to help allay parents' worries and demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of the kids in their care.
The National AfterSchool Association's immediate past chair of the board of directors, Tracey Lay, along with current chair Tommy Brewer II, recently joined Gina Warner, President & CEO, NAA, to discuss the ups and downs, crises, pivots, and transitions, that have recently transformed the field of afterschool.
Though the 2020 back-to-school season has looked unlike any other, afterschool professionals continue to offer their best to the youth and families they serve. Gina Warner, President and CEO of NAA, shared an uplifting message of thanks in the NAA Reopening Afterschool Facebook group.
Your creativity is working overtime to recreate fun afterschool programs and activities in our new normal. Making it all work means:
How We Can Help Support Those We Serve Who've Been Diagnosed with COVID-19
One of the most challenging aspects of the pandemic for youth is the change in their weekly structure—or lack thereof. The good news?