Leveraging After School and Summer Learning for Student Success

Jodi Grant with Terry K. Peterson


Our guest just published a new compendium of best practices for after school programs. In this segment we discuss some of the insights in the publication about how to maximize student achievement though after school and summer learning programs.


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Rolling Out Core Competencies for Afterschool Professionals

Paul Young with Frank Eckles

pic For years, afterschool workers have indicated a need for a body of knowledge, skills, a culture and a code of ethics that would professionalize the field and lead higher levels of public recognition. In April, at the NAA convention, the set of NAA adopted core competencies will be the centerpiece of the conference. Listen in to get a preview.
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How Afterschool Work Has Changed

Paul Young with Dr. Karen VanderVen

pic Our distinguished guest has seen many changes in the afterschool field and sees many more ahead. Tune in and get a sense of the big picture, the road ahead and what it all means to you.
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Learn What 4-H Is Doing in Afterschool and How to Collaborate with Them

Paul Young with Dr. Nancy Valentine

pic 4-H and the National Afterschool Association have a long and productive history together. If you are not currently working with 4-H, tune in to find out how this organization can help your afterschool program.
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Helping Young Kids to Live Their Best Lives

Jodi Grant with Sara Jensen-Fritz

pic Our guest co-wrote the book, Every Kid's Guide to Living Your Best Life. The book focuses on strategies and games to help children develop essential social and emotional skills. Learn how afterschool programs can use these strategies.
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Gearing Up for the Year of Science Afterschool

Paul Young wih Andy Ferri

pic A new study found that afterschool programs are less accessible to rural children than to urban children. Where cost is the primary obstacle in inner cities, rural families must overcome the challenge of distance. Tune in to learn more about the problem and proposed solutions.
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