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NAZA is a network of established afterschool providers, each serving middle school students in a different geographic zone and with their own particular focus and mission. Each After Zone or “Z” provides Metro 5th – 8th grade students access to afterschool programs that offer meaningful enrichment activities in safe and structured environments. Each Z is somewhat unique in the programming offered. However, all programs in the Z have a common commitment to:

  • Helping students succeed in school
  • Providing activities and experiences that enrich students’ lives
  • Providing high quality programming utilizing a Positive Youth Development approach; 5 Principles of Positive Youth Development
  • Eliminating transportation and financial barriers for students and families who want to participate
  • Using a continuous program quality improvement process, including professional development provided by NAZA
  • Manifesting a belief in the value and potential of every student. 

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