Each year, the NAA Convention brings together more than 2,000 afterschool professionals and leaders to get inspired, connect and learn. Educational sessions are the heart of NAA Convention and offer more than 11.5 hours of professional development.
The National AfterSchool Association has embarked on a partnership with the NBA and WNBA along with their recently launched program Her Time To Play, a national grassroots initiative developed to inspire girls ages 7 – 14 to play basketball in a positive and healthy way.
The NAA Afterschool Guide to Homework Systems provides afterschool professionals with guidelines for establishing and managing a homework system that is geared toward the students, families and teachers supported by the program.
What's the secret to getting children excited about afterschool activities? Some afterschool professionals seem to have a magic touch: They know just what to do to engage and challenge youth. And the proof of their wizardry is that children keep coming back for more!
It's no secret that things are, well ... a bit off these days. In our current social, cultural and political climates, we're witnessing a shift in attitude.
It's never too early to think about attending NAA19! Michelle Owens, National Wellness Policies, Staff Wellness & Out-of-School Time Physical Activity Advisor for Alliance for a Healthier Generation, sat down with NAA to offer her perspective on why NAA19 is the place to be in March 2019.