WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2018 – The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, has selected Kyla Christensen, Kids Club Kids Site Coordinator, Spearfish South Dakota as one of NAA’s 2018 Next Generation of Afterschool honorees.
In selecting NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool 2018, proudly sponsored by S&S Worldwide, the National AfterSchool Association sought to highlight emerging professionals who are active in the afterschool community—young leaders who possess passion, creativity and a commitment to youth; who embrace professional development; who embody the NAA core competencies. Honorees were profiled in the Winter 2018 issue of NAA’s AfterSchool Today magazine. To view the digital edition of the magazine, click here.
“The National AfterSchool Association believes that strong leadership in afterschool programs have a direct impact on child and youth development,” said Gina Warner, President and CEO of NAA. “We count on these emerging leaders to help shape the next generation of the afterschool field.”
An estimated 10.2 million children participate in afterschool programs each year and the industry employs an estimated 850,000. The National AfterSchool Association 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.