In October students in NAZA sites across the city celebrated “Lights on Afterschool” with afterschool programs across the country. Students also used the celebration to highlight literacy in afterschool by taking photos with their favorite books, or writing about their favorite books. Contest winners received a book of their choice as well as another popular title for middle schoolers selected by NAZA’s Literacy Coach.
2016 Youth Leadership Retreat
Creativity, teamwork, cooperation, communication, dedication, honesty, courage, responsibility- these are just some of the skills and values showcased every day in NAZA-sponsored afterschool programs. These skills and values reached their peak at NAZA’s 7th Annual Youth Leadership Retreat, held Monday, October 4th at Camp Widjiwagan. The program included camp activities such as the Alpine Tower, ground team building games, and the Giant Swing, as well as science activities through a partnership with the Adventure Science Center and a theater workshop through Metro Theater. Plus, NAZA’s Literacy Coach delivered an interactive workshop focused on character-building. In total, 127 students from 25 schools joined the retreat for a full day of immersive, interactive leadership activities.