NAA hosts a variety of events for the afterschool community, each designed to encourage networking, education, and advocacy for the field.

Rising to the Challenge: Afterschool Leaders as Catalysts for Community Change

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Pre-Convention Special Event
Sunday, March 19th | Hilton Anatole Hotel
10:30 - 1:00 p.m. OR 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
$175 per person

We regret to inform you that we will not be holding the NAA Leadership Pre-Convention event on Sunday, March 19th. Thank you for your interest in the this event. Please stay engaged with NAA for information on future leadership opportunities. 

As afterschool leaders, we are often the glue that holds neighborhoods and communities together by becoming trusted friends, providing safe spaces with knowledgeable, competent, and caring professionals to bridge the needs of kids, families and schools.

This pre-conference session will lift you out of the day-to-day to set an inspirational direction for your work in your community. Join other forward-thinking afterschool professionals as we discuss:

  • What does it mean to be a leader for kids and families?
  • What can we as leaders actually do to be a catalyst for change in our communities?
  • How do we lead while also managing our everyday work and lives?
  • What’s stopping us from taking action and how do we move through it?

Participants will leave with an action plan that identifies immediate and longer-term next steps to prepare them to advocate for programs and policies that impact the overall quality of services for all children, youth, and families in their communities.

There are two options to participate but spaces are limited!

This session will support your core knowledge and competency development in Content Area #7: Family, School and Community Relationships, Relationships with Community and Content Area #10: Professional Development and Leadership, Displaying Professionalism in Practice and Leadership & Advocacy.