Numerous books—for adults and children—are great resources for learning about race, racism, structural racism, the history of racism, its implications for today's disparities, and embracing differences.
Kelly Sturgis, Executive Director of NYS Network for Youth Success—NAA's New York State Affiliate—recently shared a letter thanking afterschool professionals for all the hard work and resiliency demonstrated throughout the field during the pandemic.
A new report from Temescal Associates and the How Kids Learn Foundation examines how afterschool programs were adapting to new COVID-19 developments.
Many afterschool professionals and leaders are looking for resources to build their knowledge about racism and to learn more about how to effectively address racism and integrate anti-racist practices into their work.
Frontline staff have always been the life essence in the HEART of afterschool.
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." —Mahatma Gandhi
Recently, Gina Warner, President and CEO, National Afterschool Association, spoke as part of the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Symposium and touched on what it means to be an afterschool professional in the midst of a global pandemic.