Why It Matters
327,853 of Georgia's school-aged children participated in afterschool programs in 2020.
Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. High quality afterschool and summer learning programs can close educational and opportunity gaps, support the positive development of the whole child, and can be a key strategy to improving child well-being. Many afterschool and summer learning programs have proven invaluable during the coronavirus pandemic by providing full-day care, support for virtual school, and meals when schools were physically closed and parents needed help or had to work.
Where Georgia Stands
The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) leads all initiatives regarding out-of-school time programming. GSAN is a public-private collaborative whose mission is to advance, connect, and support high quality afterschool and summer learning programs to promote the success of children and youth throughout Georgia.Learn more about GSAN's ongoing priorities and initatives