Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

How to Be—and Create—Happy Campers at Work

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 09:49

Our screen-obsessed, competitive society makes it harder than ever to develop happy, thriving young people. But there are tried-and-true methods that can help.

NAA Convention 2020 Sessions to Inspire the Leader in You

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 09:45

Are you a current or emerging leader in the field of afterschool?

Do the Work: What Every Afterschool Professional Can Do to Promote Equity

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 09:35

In the pursuit of equity and inclusion in out-of-school time, it's vital to ensure afterschool professionals are not either intentionally or accidentally perpetuating stereotypes and inequities that hold young people back from being successful.

New Year's Resolution: Afterschool for All Challenge

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:07

For almost 20 years, afterschool providers, parents, students, educators and other afterschool advocates have been coming to Washington, D.C., for the Afterschool for All Challenge.

AlphaBEST Increases Capabilities without Added Staffing

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:05

AlphaBEST Education, Inc., a leading childcare company offering afterschool and out of school programming, was growing quickly by 2015.

Harnessing Human Potential and Community to Advance Health Equity in OST Policy

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 10:59

Across the country, 10.2 million youth are involved in some type of formal or informal out-of-school time (OST) program, during summer, before school, and after school.

On Showing Up

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

"Show up and speak up."

Nurturing Women Of Color In The Afterschool Workforce

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 14:41

Afterschool programs reach hundreds of thousands of students daily, nationwide.

You Are Magnificent

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:31

"I'm hot."

Equity Matters, But Where Do I Start?

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:23

Many in youth development are committed to the idea of equity, yet lack the skills to put it into practice.

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