Last night was the first night of travel soccer tryouts for my daughter's youth soccer league. Youth sports are big business in our neck of the woods, and the 84 girls who showed up for last night's tryouts attest to the program's strength.
Just last week, the Science Coalition honored U.S. Senator Richard Shelby from Alabama as a "Champion of Science" for his work to support funding for science research. Many people might not be aware of the many STEM industries operating in his state. From the aerospace industry in Huntsville, to the ever-expanding health care sector in Birmingham, to the new Air Bus production facility in Mobile, Alabama has a lot of STEM investment!
Handwriting is being replaced by typing and talking replaced by texting ... and some kids don't know the difference.
Young people are learning that communicating in 140 characters or less is acceptable.
Based on session evaluations from the NAA Convention 2015 app, we've created a list of the Top 25 Presentations from the convention. If you didn't have a chance to attend these sessions, you may wish to visit these presenters' websites, follow them on Twitter, or sign up for their workshops if you see them offered in the future!
As the eyes of the nation have been focused on Baltimore these past weeks, I knew there was much more to the story than what we were seeing on our televisions and through social media. For a deeper perspective, I turned to Ellie Mitchell, director of the Maryland Out of School Time Network, and a long-time advocate for greater investments in young people throughout Maryland—and especially in Baltimore.
Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.
Looking to help youth get on a pathway to living a healthy, active lifestyle? The National Afterschool Association and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation are here to help!