National Academy Foundation (NAF)

The Benefits

Schools benefit from partnerships with local businesses, community leaders, and NAF. Educators and administrators access ongoing support from NAF and opportunities for professional development as they implement NAF curriculum, engage and sustain an advisory board, and secure internships for students.

Businesses and advisory board members benefit from enhanced relationships throughout the community. As internship providers, mentors, and volunteers, business leaders enjoy the chance to nurture the workforce of tomorrow, cultivate employee engagement, and increase workforce diversity.

Students benefit when academic achievement leads to opportunities for professional experience and financial well-being. The structure and rigor of an academy education inspires self-discipline and prepares students to handle the demands of higher education and employment. Students refine their competitive edge through job shadowing, student conferences, college credit, and public speaking opportunities.

Communities benefit when youth are engaged and motivated to reach their potential as respected members of society. Communities involved in the NAF model are prepared to offer young people meaningful opportunities to assert their leadership ability and intelligence in professional settings as high-achieving students, motivated employees, and role models.
 

The Academy of Finance

The Academy of Finance connects high school students with the world of financial services and personal finance, offering a curriculum that covers banking and credit, financial planning, global finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics.
 

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism

The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism helps students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, from hotel management to sports, entertainment, and event management, and includes the study of geography, economics, and world cultures.
 

The Academy of Information Technology

The Academy of Information Technology helps students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, from hotel management to sports, entertainment, and event management, and includes the study of geography, economics, and world cultures.
 

The Academy of Health Sciences

The Academy of Health Sciences addresses the critical achievement gap in STEM fields and develops a pipeline of students prepared to pursue health- related degrees and professions in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, including biotechnology, genetics, nursing, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
The Academy of Engineering The Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture.
 
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