My first experience with the National Afterschool Association was in 2004, when I was accepted as a presenter at the annual convention. Kids Included Together—KIT—was a tiny startup at that time. Going to the NAA Convention to speak about disability inclusion was such a big deal that my colleagues presented me with a gift basket before I left for Florida.
Early Lessons from Schools and Out-of-School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning presents findings from the first two years of the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI), a multiyear effort exploring whether and how children can benefit from partnerships between schools and OST programs focused on building social and emotional skills.
Elementary schools are in a great position to bring afterschool programming that breaks the inequities of youth sports, while also increasing academic achievement for our youth.
As the end of the school year swiftly approaches, summer programming is top of mind. On April 24, 2021, the CDC released updated guidance for operating youth and summer camps during the pandemic.
The new podcast series by The Wallace Foundation shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of our Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI).
Take learning to the next level in your afterschool clubs or camps with programming projects from Texas Instruments (TI).
There are plenty of articles lamenting the changes brought upon us by the historic year of 2020. Now, I'm embracing the challenges it has offered.