After School Programs
NAZA-sponsored programs are at 26 MNPS middle schools. Enrollment forms for all NAZA-sponsored sites will be available in the office of participating schools on Aug. 3.
Fall 2017: Aug. 28–Dec. 14
Spring 2018: Jan. 8–April 26
NAZA sites operate Monday through Thursday for two hours at the close of the school day. Research has shown that students receive the most benefit from the sites when they participate the full two hours. Additionally, students and families are asked to commit to attending the program for at least one semester.
A typical day at a NAZA site includes a snack followed by 45 minutes to an hour of engaging academic help, such as book club, STEM activities, homework help and writing activities. After academic time, students participate in 45 minutes to an hour of skill-building enrichment activities, such as dance, visual art, pottery, step, acting workshops, spoken word and sports activities. Many sites also offer transportation home.