Afterschool Community Champions
The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network has launched an Afterschool Community Champions Program where passionate afterschool supporters from across Georgia advocate for increased federal, state, and local support of afterschool and out-of-school time programs. The Afterschool Community Champions Program plays a key role in our mission to advance, connect, and support quality out-of-school time programs to promote the success of youth throughout Georgia.
Champions receive training, host local advocacy events including Lights on Afterschool Day and Summer Learning Day, and participate in monthly update calls. Each champion will work to strengthen community awareness, support effective programs, and bring diverse partners to the table in order to make things happen.
The class of inaugural Afterschool Community Champions was selected in January 2018. The inaugural Class of Afterschool Community Champions represents a broad cross-section of advocates, from afterschool providers to elected officials. Each Champion is a leader within their organization and/or community, interested and committed to sharing their experiences and content knowledge with community partners, influential stakeholders, and other afterschool advocates.