Check out National Afterschool Association (NAA): November Resources
NAA is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.
#NAA23 is a place for #afterschool professionals to shine. Bring your best self and shine with your peers! Register today!
As an Out-of-School Time professional, you are part of a larger community of people dedicated to elevating and expanding the profession, making an impact, and together supporting millions of young people. But who is supporting you? Being seen, heard, and understood is critical. NAA23 Convention is the ultimate ‘charging station’ for powering the incredible human connection and recognition you’re looking for.
The nominations for the 2023 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders are open from November 1 – December 7, 2022.
If you know of a candidate worthy of being honored as one of NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders 2023, nominate today! For the Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders 2023, NAA will highlight individuals age 30 or under as of November 1, 2022, who are active in the broader afterschool community, including, but not limited to, membership in NAA and its state affiliates and are actively engaged in efforts to elevate the afterschool field and profession. Get your nominations in today!
NAA November: Fall 2022 Afterschool Today Digital Magazine
The Fall 2022 issue of Afterschool Today is now live!
NAA is working on collecting OST stories from the field. Share your OST story today!
Every afterschool professional has a compelling story to tell. Storytelling is a part of leadership and your story is important. Stories inspire action and advocacy. Are you interested in sharing your story with a national audience? Do you want to support advocacy efforts for the OST workforce by sharing your story?
If so, we’d love to hear it and know others will too! To be considered, simply complete the following questionnaire.
Pledge To The ProfessioN: Are you ready to commit to creating a thriving #OSTWorkforce?
A comprehensive OST job quality overhaul–rethinking compensation and schedules, making benefits accessible, and creating career pathways–is needed. OST must design quality jobs and provide support to develop and sustain the workforce, beginning with equitable hiring practices. Guaranteeing job quality creates workforce stability, allowing afterschool professionals to deliver high-quality programs, ultimately leading to positive youth outcomes.