Feb 08

NAA Names Two Coloradans Among Its 2023 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders

NAA’s 2023 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), a lead organization for the advancement of afterschool professionals and leaders, has selected Emilia Autin-Hefner, Program Manager, The Heart & Hand Center, Denver, CO., and Kelly Latterman, Senior Government Relations Representative, KinderCare Education, Steamboat Springs, CO., as two of NAA’s 2023 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders.

In selecting its 2023 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, NAA sought to highlight emerging young leaders who are active in the broader afterschool community, demonstrate contributions that have influence across entire organizations and communities, are actively engaged in efforts to elevate the afterschool field, have a proven passion for development of themselves and others, and demonstrate persistence in their work to grow as leaders. Honorees will be profiled in the Spring 2023 issue of NAA’s AfterSchool Today magazine. View a digital edition of the magazine here after March 8, 2023.

“The National AfterSchool Association knows that strong afterschool leaders develop the skilled professionals and teams that run strong organizations and quality programs that result in positive youth outcomes,” said Gina Warner, President and CEO of NAA. “These emerging leaders will help shape the afterschool field and profession for years to come.”

An estimated 10.2 million young people participate in afterschool programs each year and the industry employs an estimated 850,000 professionals and leaders. The National AfterSchool Association is a professional membership association that fosters positive youth outcomes by supporting, developing, and advocating for afterschool professionals and leaders.