Check out the latest news about NAA and special announcements pertinent to the field of afterschool.

Making the Case for NAA23!

Thursday, 27 October 2022 07:55

Download the guide here.

Feeling Angst? Consider Boundaries. They’re Not Just for Playground Games.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 07:43

“Out on you!” and “Out of bounds!” were common refrains on the playground when I was a kid. As an adult, these sentiments appear at different times and in different ways, especially at work.

20 Phrases - Advice to Help Set Better Boundaries at Work and Home

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 07:37

If you feel burnt out, you might be struggling with boundaries. Marissa Badgley, Founder of Reloveution shares the following 20 phrases to help proactively set time, relationship, intellectual, physical, emotional, and material boundaries. 

Top 6 Reasons to Submit a NAA23 Convention Presenter Proposal

Monday, 17 October 2022 07:54

NAA Convention is the ultimate charging station and presenters are the conduit providing sessions that power human connection and inspire learning. The vision is a diversity of content, formats, and presenters to lead the charge!

Proudly Introducing NAA22 Convention Top Session and Presenter Honorees!

Thursday, 06 October 2022 18:43

Since 2015, The National AfterSchool Association has been honoring the presenters of top NAA Convention sessions. The 2022 results are now in!

Join the NFLPlay60 App: Fitness Tracking Competition!

Thursday, 06 October 2022 18:42

Celebrate the kick-off of the NFL season and register your students to get up and moving for 15 minutes of fitness and fun with the American Heart Association and the National Football League! The first NFL PLAY 60 live Fitness Break broadcast is the perfect way to celebrate the new school year and help your students add more movement to their day.

Advancing Health Equity in OST

Thursday, 06 October 2022 17:28

Register for the Advancing Health Equity in OST Virtual Institute here.

Social and Emotional Learning Evaluation Rubric for Equity & Justice

Thursday, 06 October 2022 17:18

For the past two years, the National Urban League (NUL) has been working to change the conversation on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). They hosted a series of listening sessions with more than 50 parents, educators, community leaders, researchers, and others to gather feedback on SEL and other related approaches where people learn, grow, and develop in classrooms and across communities. With support from the Wallace Foundation, NUL worked with over 100 partners, including the Forum for Youth Investment, to co-create new tools that focus on the unique expertise and perspective of marginalized communities and those left out of the traditional education systems. These tools can be used to advance racial equity, justice, and empowerment.

Everyone Can Advocate: How You Can Support the Future of OST

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 17:47

Everyone can be an advocate. You don’t have to be a policy expert; all you need is to find your voice and stand up for what you believe in. Every afterschool professional has a compelling story to share. Stories inspire action and advocacy. Stories bring attention to important issues. Stories build an understanding and respect for the OST field. Now is the time to find your voice, use your story, and be an advocate.

EdWeek’s State of Afterschool Programs Report – NAA’s Top 4 Takeaways

Monday, 26 September 2022 09:41

The EdWeek Research Center recently produced The State of After-School Programs: Programming Results of a National Survey On Programming During a Pandemic. The report shares the results of the survey, which queried principals and afterschool employees about the types of activities that programs provide, perceptions of pandemic-related changes, and staffing challenges.

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