Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week April 24 – 28!

NAA and PENN SACCA are thrilled to announce the return of Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week April 24 – 28!

Download the letter here.

This event recognizes those who work with and on behalf of youth during Out-of-School hours. The week is marked by celebrations encouraging people to thank the afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of young people



1) Make Plans to Celebrate: Families, leaders, and community members can all celebrate afterschool professionals. Download ideas here.

2) Post on Social Media: Find sample posts and downloadable graphics here and a promotional video here. Include the hashtag #heartofafterschool in your posts!

3) Share with Community Leaders, Members & Families: Send an email to colleagues and families, a press release to the media and rally your local officials to proclaim April 24 – 28 Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week. Click here to access resources.

4) Donate Your Social Followers: Join our Thunderclap at for the BEST opportunity to share the event with a mass audience. You can share both your personal and organization followers.

Thank you for joining the Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week celebration honoring this important work!

Gina Warner
President & CEO
National AfterSchool Association