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Demand for Afterschool in Georgia

A look at the unmet demand for afterschool in Georgia.

Support for Afterschool in Georgia

An overview of parent satisfaction with afterschool programs in Georgia.

Quality Afterschool

What quality afterschool is and where Georgia is heading.

What are the Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development (ASYD) Quality Standards 

An overview of the components and goals of Georgia’s afterschool quality standards.

The Landscape of Afterschool in Georgia

An overview of state funded afterschool programs in Georgia.

A Snapshot of 21st CCLC in Georgia

A look at the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program in Georgia

Implementing the Georgia ASYD Quality Standards: Tips, Strategies & Questions to Consider

This fact sheet gives you tips and best practices on implementing the self-assessment.

Afterschool Issues

Afterschool Issues Pamphlet

An overview of how afterschool and summer learning programs support healthy lifestyles, built the STEM workforce, and improves literacy in Georgia.

Afterschool Supports Healthy Lifestyles

An overview of how afterschool and summer learning programs promote healthy eating and physical activity.

Building Georgia’s STEM Workforce

Afterschool and summer learning programs can increase access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and help build Georgia’s STEM workforce.

Gang and Youth Violence Prevention

Afterschool and summer learning programs as prevention and intervention strategies for gang and youth violence.

Behavioral Health Needs in Afterschool & Summer Programming: Equipping Programs to Support Georgia’s Youth

Afterschool and summer learning programs are an ideal opportunity foster positive behavioral health, which increase a child’s sense of well-being, supports healthy relationships, and enables children to achieve their full academic potential.

Afterschool & Summer Learning Programs Support the Behavioral Health Needs of Georgia’s Youth

A factsheet of GSAN’s report “Behavioral Health Needs in Afterschool & Summer Programming: Equipping Programs to Support Georgia’s Youth.”

21st CCLC & Georgia Apex Collaboration

An overview of how 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) and the Georgia Apex program can collaborate.


Planning Considerations for Afterschool Professional Development

Increase the effectiveness of your professional development with the TEARS framework – time, expertise, access, resources, and support.

 NAA Quality Afterschool Briefs

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.

Grant Makers and Thought Leaders on Out-of-School Time – Summer 2014

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

ESEA Social Media Toolkit

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.

Childhood Trauma: Discussion & Policy Solutions – Voices for Georgia’s Children – February 2014

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

Scaling Up, Staying True – The Wallace Foundation – 2014

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.

Research-Based Practices in Afterschool Programs for High School Youth

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

Engineering is Elementary provides free, research-based, hands-on engineering activities and lesson plans specifically for out-of-school time programs.

NASA Wavelength

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.

Frontiers in Urban Science Exploration: Resource Guide – Every Hour Counts – February 2014

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

Roleplay Reader and Playbooks®

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

Kids on the Move Report

An America After 3 PM special report from Afterschool Alliance about health and wellness in the hours after school.

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards

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.

The Afterschool Guide to Creating Outstanding Indoor Games

Help keep students energized even when the weather is bad with this free resource from NAA!

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Toolkit

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!

Salsa Scholars: Getting Kids Moving, Reading and Writing!

This article highlights a program in New York city that uses salsa to teach literacy and get kids moving.

 Active Hours Afterschool

The Afterschool Alliance provides a list of resources to promote healthy and active afterschool programs.

 Quaker Get Active Toolkit

The toolkit has new ways to help kids stay engaged, learn more, and get active after school.

Summer Learning

Summer Learning

This article dives into the benefits of summer learning programs and some best practices.

Effects of Summer Learning on Low-Income Students’ Outcomes

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.

Summer Learning in Georgia Fact Sheet

Based on the America after 3PM data from the Afterschool Alliance, this fact sheet looks at summer learning in Georgia by the numbers.

Summer Matters: A Community Landscape Report

In 2018, the United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) commissioned the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to conduct a landscape assessment of summer learning programs in the Atlanta region. This report summarizes key data points from that assessment.

Global Education

Global Oneness Project

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

Lights On Afterschool Toolkit

Sample press releases, invitations, tips on how to host a successful event, and more!

Social Media Guide for Lights on Afterschool: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices

Ever wonder how to use social media? This guide will give you strategies to make the most of Facebook and Twitter…and beyond.