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Wondering where to start in creating an afterschool program? These resources will help walk you through basic steps of planning an establishing an afterschool program.


Beyond the Bell Toolkit

This toolkit from the American Institutes for Research is designed to help afterschool and expanded learning program directors, site coordinators, and other staff members create and sustain high-quality, effective afterschool and expanded learning programs.

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Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs

This SEDL toolkit provides a description of resources to support 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool programs. Many of the entries also apply to before school, summer, and community learning center programs.


Afterschool Alliance

This page will connect you to resources on how to start your program and fund it, new research, and good websites to know.

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The Georgia ASYD Quality Standards

The Georgia ASYD Quality Standards, released in December 2015, are Georgia’s first quality standards for afterschool programming and provide a framework for afterschool providers to evaluate and continuously improve the quality of their programming. The Georgia ASYD Initiative provides training, coaching, and resources to providers across the state to support their quality improvement journey.

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