In May of 2022, Colorado Afterschool Partnership (CAP) became the statewide affiliate for the NAA. The mission of the NAA is to foster development, provide education, and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school-time community. This mission fits perfectly with CAP, which works to foster statewide partnerships that improve outcomes for all children and youth, through high-quality, expanded learning opportunities such as those found in afterschool and summer programs. NAA is working to assure that the vision of high-quality learning experiences for all children and youth, both in and out of school, becomes a reality through the application of the NAA core competencies in afterschool programs.
The National Afterschool Association is the voice of the out-of-school time profession; for all of you who work with and on behalf of children and youth during out-of-school time. This membership association supports professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings, providing a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.
Together, with state and national organizations, NAA is building the capacity of the field and the knowledge and competency of the out-of-school time community – youth who attend the programs, entry and developing staff who work directly with young people, and leaders at all levels who play a variety of key roles.
To learn more, visit naaweb.org.