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.

Addressing Hunger and Creating Connected Communities with Summer Meals

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 00:00

Thousands of low-income youth who rely on free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches lose access to those meals when summer vacation begins.

Keynote Highlights from NAA20 Reimagined Virtual Convention Part 1

Monday, 23 March 2020 00:00

NAA20 Reimagined Virtual Convention is a way afterschool professionals and leaders come together for inspiration during a time when face-to-face is not possible.

Diversifying: The Key for Longevity of Afterschool Programs

Monday, 23 March 2020 00:00

A strategic, forward-thinking grants management plan is an essential part of maintaining and growing a long-lasting and impactful afterschool program. 

Creating Cultures of Care: Supporting The Whole Child through Trauma-Informed Practice

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 00:00

Equipped with rapidly growing knowledge about how trauma can undermine young people's healthy development and ability to learn, many youth-serving professionals, community leaders and policymakers are infusing principles of trauma-informed practice into program design, implementation and policy proposals.

Global Kids: Stepping Up to Take a Step Back

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 11:05

Global Kids was founded by Carole Artigiani, in 1989.

Summer Learning Toolkit & Recruiting and Engaging Students

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 11:02

Summer learning programs offer invaluable spaces to engage youth in learning and development during the months when many students lose ground.

Supporting the Youth We Serve by Supporting the Staff Who Serve Them

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:26

Out-of-school time professionals are skilled, passionate, and dedicated to the youth and families we serve.

Engaging Youth in Music and Performance: Ian Mouser

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:23

Ian Mouser, My Voice Music Founder and Executive Director and member of the National Afterschool Association's 2014 class of Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, has been announced as one of three recipients of the Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award!

Surviving and Thriving Together: A Decade of Progress

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 13:37

As we enter a new decade, it's a time to reflect on the growth and success of the National Afterschool Association, our members, state affiliates, and the afterschool profession.

Sneak Peek: The Community Showcase at NAA Convention 2020

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:00

It's a new decade and we have a brand-new type of session for NAA Convention 2020.

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