Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Department
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Days Available: Monday – Friday, 2:15PM to 4PM or 6PM
Contact: Joy Deal, Program Director
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Department was invited by the southeast Georgia countywide district to begin afterschool programs in schools in 1989. At that time, 89 children from five elementary schools enrolled in the program—now, 670 students from all nine elementary schools participate.
While keeping costs low, program staff always strives to boost the quality of the programming. Program director Joy Deal says she constantly tries to keep abreast of best practices for afterschool service providers. The program offers a variety of activity options for students and maintains a low child-staff ratio (10 students to one adult).
In July 2007, this program was awarded National Accreditation status by the National Accreditation Association, which signifies that this program meets the 144 standards included in the NAA Standards for Quality School-Age