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Special Invitation for NAF AOIT Academies

June 02, 2017

Special Invitation for NAF AOIT Academies: NAF is collecting 360 video for an exciting experience that will allow us to virtually tour your academy! Select videos will be used for a surprise at NAF Next 2017.

Please take a careful look at this FLYER for all of the video specifications. If your academy has access to all of the video equipment necessary to provide the footage and is interested in submitting, please complete a SHORT FORM in order for us to connect with you.

Please note: Assistance in completing the production of the videos will be available on a limited basis from the MAGIC School of Engineering + Technology Wolfson Campus, Miami Dade College.   


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NAF Next

Save the Date!

July 09, 2017

NAF Next brings together educators and business leaders from across the country to learn practical and proven strategies to strengthen NAF academies. This dynamic opportunity for professional development will leave attendees inspired and armed with the tools and knowledge to build and sustain successful academies.

Submit Your Upcoming Summer 2017 Internship to NAF

Tell us more about your upcoming summer 2017 internship and you may be selected to be featured on our national website and social media accounts ( and @NAFCareerAcads)!

This will be a unique and fun opportunity to showcase your internship accomplishments with NAF and our followers from your first day on the job to your last! You can use the highlights on our website and social media accounts to show colleges and employers the incredible experience you had during the internship.

Click below to fill out the short form and we will be in touch with more information. If you have any questions, please email Caroline Mosley, Marketing Manager, at


2017 Academy Assessment levels are available

NAF is thrilled to announce the Academy Assessment levels for 2017! New this year, all key information is available in the Academy Support Hub. Additionally, modifications to next year's Academy Assessment content and process are now available on ASH. As illustrated in these modifications, meeting NAFTrack course and internship requirements and seniors reaching NAFTrack Certification continue to be markers for quality. The below instructions can also be found under the 'Announcements' section on ASH. 

  • To find out your academy’s level, please log on to ASH and click here. Certificates can also be downloaded on this page. 

  • Learn about changes to next school year’s Academy Assessment by clicking here

  • Publicize your level with NAF's template press releases that can be found in the Marketing Library under 'Public Relations' and then by clicking on the 'Distinguished and Model Academies' folder. Sample social media posts and images can also be found under 'Online and Social Media' and then by clicking on the 'Model and Distinguished Academies' folder. 


Please also be sure to share the news with your advisory board members. Model and Distinguished banners will be distributed at NAF Next this summer. Be sure to register! Under Review academies, please follow-up with your NAF contact for more information. 

NAF’s continuous improvement cycle is centered on NAF’s annual academy assessment, which measures an academy’s strengths and challenges in implementing NAF’s results-driven design. The data shows that the more closely academies follow the NAF educational design, the better they perform, and the better the outcomes for NAF academy students. Thank you for your continued commitment to NAF and preparing the next generation of future leaders. 

NTC Notifications & End-of-the-Year Reminders

As we approach the end of the school year, please take note of the important items to ensure as many of your students are on track for NAFTrack Certification and NAFTrack Certified Hiring!

These items include:

  • Certified notification logistics (Academy Director, Site Coordinator)

  • Graduation verification (Principals and Designees)

  • Senior email update (Academy Director, Site Coordinators, Teachers, Students)

  • Student credit requests for AP, IB, and Dual enrollment (Students)

  • Reports and end-of-the-year clean up (All Users)

  • Help desk information (All Users)

Click below to view the full message by NAF for more information.

2017 NAF Next Awards Winners Announced!

We are thrilled to announce this year's NAF Next Awards winners! Please see the lists below for each category. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all who submitted nominations! 

Janet Linton Leadership Awards: 

  • Brandon Frame (Director of Business Partnerships and Development, High School Inc. Insurance & Finance Academy/Hartford Public Schools, Hartford, CT)

  • Patricia Gregory (Lead Teacher, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Miami Beach Senior High School, Miami, FL) 

  • Erik Grooms (Program Director, Academy of Finance, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD) 

Advisory Board Champions Awards: 

  • David Cesario (General Manager, Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, FL)

  • Barbara Converso (Adjunct Instructor at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY) 

  • Jerry Pedley (Owner, Mertek Solutions, Inc., Sanford, NC)

Alumni Awards: 

  • Brian Brady (Northport High School, Academy of Finance, 1999, Northport, NY; National Director, Group Practice for the Dental Division Henry Schein, Inc.) 

  • Bierkis de Leon (Richmond Hill High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, 2008, Queens, NY; Assistant Vice President of Community Development Amalgamated Bank) 

  • Ana Medina (G. Holmes Braddock High School, Academy of Information Technology, 2012, Miami FL; Software Engineer Uber, San Francisco) 

Please visit the CONFERENCE SITE for all NAF Next 2017 info and CLICK HERE to register!

NAF Next 2017 Site Visit

NAF is hosting some exciting site visits this summer, as part of NAF Next! 

Tuesday, July 11 (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

  • Gaylord Texan (FREE)

  • Topgolf ($25.00: Lunch included)

Wednesday, July 12 (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

  • Capital One Garage ($25.00)

  • Gaylord Texan (FREE)

  • George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University ($25.00)

  • University of Texas at Dallas Campus

Click below for full registration instructions, including hotel and voucher information.

NAF Benefit 2017

It was a huge success!

Our 14th Annual Benefit was a huge triumph, raising almost $1.6 million! 

NAF senior Khareem Oliver shared his inspiring journey from PetSmart volunteer to tech entrepreneur, developing his own app to locate lost pets. 

Major League Baseball legend David Cone inspired students with his story of perseverance and following his passion.

NAF Founder and Chairman Sandy Weill and Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga offered insight on the future of America’s workforce, the importance of giving back, and the true key to success—the DQ or Decency Quotient.


Missed this year’s event? You can still show your support! Your gift will help provide NAF’s nearly 100,000 students the work-based learning experiences that position them for college and career success.


Our 5 Year Strategic Plan

Welcome to 2017 and Happy New Year to you all!

As part of a new 5-year strategic plan, we have developed some new approaches to achieve our mission of ensuring future readiness for everyone. 

  • We will amplify the power of the network, increasing the probability that millions of low-income youth will be able to change the course of their lives, eliminate the income gap, and strengthen our global economy while contributing to the well-being of their communities. 

We plan to:

  • Dramatically increase the availability of internship experiences

  • Connect with communities in key areas

  • Focus on all-in corporate engagement

  • Help employers more efficiently provide high quality internship experiences (and other WBL)

  • Use technology to address barriers to corporate engagement


For NAF, this plan means to providing work-based learning opportunities; developing innovative solutions to increase internships, and impacting more students even beyond NAF’s academy walls. 

  • Targeted supports based on your needs:

  • Your support contacts may change: you will be hearing directly from those staff members. Through our research, we are confident that we will be able to continue to provide the support academies need to thrive and take this work to the next level.  

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