One of NAA's key strategic focus areas is the development of afterschool professionals, leaders, and the overall afterschool profession.
Afterschool programs for students with disabilities have the potential to be a fundamental part of the transition to meaningful adult lives.
Development is not about luck. As the quote from Charles Tremendous Jones says: "The only difference between who you are today and the person you will be in five years will come from the books you read and the people you associate with."
The recent Celebration of Leadership Reception at the 2019 National AfterSchool Association's Annual Convention in New York City brought together and lifted up those who have made significant contributions to the field of afterschool.