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NAA offers a variety of opportunities for professional development through meaningful content, conversations, and connections. These opportunities are designed to strengthen the afterschool workforce and youth program quality by ensuring afterschool professionals and leaders are equipped to support young people, families, and communities.

Webinar: Ask, Listen, Learn: Incorporating Alcohol Education Into Your Program

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Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix is’s premier alcohol education program. Created for youth ages 9-12 and their parents and educators, the program aims to encourage kids to say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking. Through animated videos, lesson plans, activities, and more, Ask, Listen, Learn takes kids on a journey through the developing brain, teaching how the brain works, how alcohol affects it, and how that affects behavior. Program content is FREE, digital, and aligned to national standards of learning.

All NAA members are invited to join us for this informative webinar that will allow Afterschool Professionals to:

  • Better understand the scope of underage drinking in the United States in the last decade.
  • Access the full suite of Ask, Listen, Learn materials including lesson plans, videos, and activities.
  • Implement specific best practices in integrating alcohol education programming.
  • Prepare materials and activities for Alcohol Responsibility Month (April).

About the Presenter: Helen Gaynor is the Education and Outreach Lead at, where she works to develop alcohol education content for the organization’s educational programs. In addition, she manages program partnerships and stakeholder outreach, researching ways to effectively reach parents, educators and administrators. To learn more, visit