Our Focus

NHAN connects afterschool programs with the resources they need to provide high-quality afterschool programming.
Afterschool Professional Credential

To build fluency in a language, you need to use it often and different ways. The same applies to building fluency in STEM—it’s not enough to do a little.

Building Protective Factors

In communities struggling with opioid and other substance use, afterschool programs are increasing resilience among young people, supporting positive youth development, and preventing future substance use.

Summer Learning

Research shows that the summer months can also be a time when children experience summer learning loss, falling behind in key areas like reading and math.

Workforce Development

Afterschool and summer learning programs prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow and help working parents keep their jobs.

Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) practices have lifelong impact on youth and their relationships within their communities and society at large.

Health and Wellness

Supporting health and wellness in Afterschool and summer programs can help youth reach their full potential in school, career, and life .

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NHAN is a project of SERESC (Southeastern Regional Education Service Center), is funded by the

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and is affiliated with the National AfterSchool Association.