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.

Poetry—No Rules, Just Right! Four Modern Poetry Styles to Get Youth Writing

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:00

Poetry can be a tough literary form for youth to naturally gravitate toward, seeing as a lot of messages can be open to vast interpretation.

SEL Starts with YOU at NAA19!

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:00

Young people across the nation are experiencing the many benefits the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) into afterschool.

3 Reasons It Might be Time to Take Your Program Paperwork Online

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:22

As an operator of a successful afterschool program or organization, you know how crucial efficiency in your processes can be in relation to your success.

SEL and the Importance of Strengthening Adult Capacity

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:14

After many years of debate within the education world, a growing movement dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children is reshaping learning and changing lives across America.

Sharing a Passion for Afterschool

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:11

Adrian Izaguirre, Chasidy Celestine and Jacqueline Chavez are all presenters at the upcoming NAA Annual Convention in March.

A Day in the Life of an AmeriCorps VISTA

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:10

Kaci Fankhauser, one of NAA's Next Generation in Afterschool 2019, reflects on her experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

10 NAA19 Sessions Leaders Won't Want to Miss!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 00:00

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

Innovative Online Nutrition Education

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 10:28

In a country where 1 in 3 children are obese or overweight, schools and community organizations are taking more direct action to intervene in the fight against childhood obesity by integrating nutrition education into their classes and programs.

Join Facebook’s Engineer for the Week Program!

Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:42

Engineer for the Week (EFTW) is a Facebook Education program that aims to demystify the world of tech by empowering students to build a working tech prototype while developing computer science skills.

Be Open to the Possibilities!

Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:39

Each year, thousands of like-minded people come together for the largest gathering of afterschool professionals and leaders.

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