Georgia Fact Sheets
What quality afterschool is and where Georgia is heading.
An overview of the components and goals of Georgia’s afterschool quality standards.
An overview of state funded afterschool programs in Georgia.
A look at the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program in Georgia
A look at the unmet demand for afterschool in Georgia.
An overview of parent satisfaction with afterschool programs in Georgia.
This fact sheet gives you tips and best practices on implementing the self-assessment.
An overview of how afterschool and summer learning programs promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Increase the effectiveness of your professional development with the TEARS framework – time, expertise, access, resources, and support.
A set of issues briefs from the National Afterschool Association on why afterschool quality matters, identifying and improving quality programs, promoting professionalism, and funding quality initiatives.
Grantmakers for Education’s Out-of-School Time (OST) Funder Network gathered insights from a diverse group of stakeholders on questions such as: what is the status of the OST field? What are the key challenges that remain? Where should grantmakers direct limited philanthropic resources? This brief report shares the results they found.
The Achievement Gap is Real: Afterschool Is a Real Solution Linked to Closing the Gap – Deborah Vandell
New research from Deborah Vandell links consistent participation in high quality afterschool programing with positive youth outcomes, such as narrowed gap in math achievement, reduced school absences, and better work habits.
Policy and Advocacy
The only designated federal funding stream for afterschool, before school, and summer programs is at risk! Use this toolkit to target Georgia Congressmen and let them know why afterschool is important in your community.
Adverse experiences such as abuse, neglect, witnessing the abuse of a loved one or caregiver, and the breaking of close emotional bonds between children and others can impact a child for an entire lifetime. Voices for Georgia’s Children’s publication serves as an essential resource for advocates and practitioners to become trauma informed adults.
Expanded Learning Opportunities
How can national nonprofits provide expanded learning opportunities to as many children as possible while maintaining program quality and financial stability? This report from The Wallace Foundation provides insight on turning innovation into a large-scale solution, avoiding the pitfalls of rapid expansion, and providing youth with customized learning experiences.
Three authors explore the implication of program activities, recruitment and retention, and student choice and voice for high school youth in afterschool programs.
Engineering is Elementary provides free, research-based, hands-on engineering activities and lesson plans specifically for out-of-school time programs.
NASA Wavelength is a collection of Earth and space science resources and curriculum. Resources are listed by age range and many are specifically for informal settings such as out-of-school time programs.
Grounded in the experiences of their partners over the past years, Every Hour Counts developed this resource guide to profile promising strategies that advance informal STEM learning.
Reading and Literacy
Reader’s Theater Publishing provides innovative and engaging reading enrichment materials that provide growth and measurable results in reading fluency, comprehension, and confidence.
Physical Activity and Nutrition
An America After 3 PM special report from Afterschool Alliance about health and wellness in the hours after school.
Evidence-based Quality Standards for providing children with healthy food, beverages and physical activity in out-of-school time (OST) funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and adopted by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) in 2011.
Help keep students energized even when the weather is bad with this free resource from NAA!
This toolkit, provided by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, gives statistics on childhood obesity, outlines the impact National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month can have, and how you can get involved!
This article highlights a program in New York city that uses salsa to teach literacy and get kids moving.
The Afterschool Alliance provides a list of resources to promote healthy and active afterschool programs.
The toolkit has new ways to help kids stay engaged, learn more, and get active after school.
This article dives into the benefits of summer learning programs and some best practices.
The Wallace Foundation’s Summer Learning Project is a six-year effort to see if participation by low-income students in voluntary summer learning programs led by public school districts can improve student performance.
Based on the America after 3PM data from the Afterschool Alliance, this fact sheet looks at summer learning in Georgia by the numbers.
Bring the world to your afterschool program! Access free multimedia resources and lesson plans from the Global Oneness Project, an award-winning online platform featured in The New York Times, the Smithsonian and National Geographic, containing stories in the form of articles, films, and photo essays.
Lights On Afterschool
Sample press releases, invitations, tips on how to host a successful event, and more!
Ever wonder how to use social media? This guide will give you strategies to make the most of Facebook and Twitter…and beyond.