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GSAN and GUIDE are excited to announce the opportunity for afterschool and out-of-school time programs to join a high-quality Service Learning Cohort that will provide training, resources and support around infusing Service Learning into programs.

The Service Learning Cohort (SLC) will kick off on May 8 at a day-long training and last through October 31, culminating with the Georgia ASYD Awards event in Fall 2019. The SLC is open to all afterschool and out-of-school time programs who meet the criteria below.

The out-of-school setting is the perfect opportunity for young people to learn how to become involved in service activities in their community, enhance their interpersonal skills through service and develop the knowledge to become engaged citizens. GSAN and GUIDE are pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for your organization to develop a team that is trained in Service Learning to give new skills and experiences to young people in your programs!

About the Service Learning Cohort

The Service Learning Cohort (SLC) is a professional development opportunity open to all afterschool and out-of-school programs in Georgia. A maximum of 15 programs will be selected to participate in the SLC that lasts from May through October 2019. During this time, the SLC Teams will be required to:

  • create a team of 2-5 staff or program volunteers who will serve as the SLC team;
  • participate in a full day training on May 8 with their team;
  • execute one service learning project no later than September 30; and
  • apply for the brand new Georgia ASYD Service Learning Award.

SLC Teams will also be provided with free materials, resources and technical assistance to enhance and support their service learning experiences.

Who Should Apply

Afterschool and out-of-school time programs who can commit to bringing a team of 2-5 participants to the May 8 training and following through with the execution of a service learning project by September 30.

No prior knowledge of or experience with Service Learning is necessary to apply as an SLC team. SLC Team applications are due by April 30 at 5 pm.

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