High quality afterschool and summer learning programs provide youth a safe place to go outside of the classroom, as well as the opportunity to explore new interests and engage in hands-on learning. Consistent participation in these activities has been shown to improve academic outcomes, help to close the achievement gap, reduce school absences, and improve social-emotional outcomes.
Georgia’s afterschool and youth development programs provide thousands of youth – from kindergarten through high school – with a safe and enriching place to go after the school day ends. High quality afterschool programs keep Georgia’s young people on track to succeed in school, careers, and life – but what does high quality mean?
What are the Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development (ASYD) Quality Standards
The Georgia ASYD Quality Standards is a collaborative project that is funded and endorsed by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office for Children and Families.
The Landscape of Afterschool in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) fund 563 afterschool and youth development programs across the state. These programs serve over 53,000 young people each year – ranging from Pre-K to high school.
A Snapshot of 21st CCLC in Georgia
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program is the only federal funding stream dedicated to afterschool, before school, and summer learning.
Support for Afterschool in Georgia
An overview of parent satisfaction with afterschool programs in Georgia.
Implementing the Georgia ASYD Quality Standards: Tips, Strategies & Questions to Consider
This fact sheet gives you tips and best practices on implementing the self-assessment.