Workforce Development

With research and writing support from NIOST, the National Afterschool Association adopted a set of nationally recognized Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals

Next Generation Youth Work Coalition

Team Members: Ellen Gannett

The Next Generation Youth Work Coalition brings together individuals and organizations dedicated to developing a strong, diverse after-school and youth development workforce that is stable, prepared, supported and committed to the well-being and empowerment of children and youth. We believe that this entails progress in at least five key areas: standards and competencies; professional development and training resources; learning delivery systems; career ladders and compensation guidelines; and research and evaluation systems.

Click here to access a PDF file with more information about the Coalition.

Click here to access a PDF with a review of Youth Work Core Competencies.

Click here to access the full NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals.