The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) is excited to release our new report entitled Investing in Georgia's Youth: Why Afterschool Makes "Cents." The report looks at key student outcome data and the return on investment of Georgia’s two major funding streams for out-of-school time programs: the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program and the Afterschool Care Program housed at the Georgia Division of Familly and Children Services (DFCS).
We hope that this report will be a new resource for you to raise awareness of the impact high quality afterschool and youth development programs have on Georgia's youth. We will also be releasing a full suite of materials in the coming weeks to complement this report, including a video, social media materials, a sample presentation, and more!
About the Investing in Georgia’s Youth: Why Afterschool Makes “Cents” Report
This report was made possible with funding from the National Conference for State Legislators and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. GSAN worked with the University of Georgia to analyze the return on investment of afterschool and summer learning programs in Georgia and other key student outcomes. Dr. Justin Ingels, research director for the economic evaluation research group and an assistant research scientist of health policy and management at the University of Georgia, served as the lead researcher for the analysis. To view the full methodology compiled by Dr. Justin Ingels, click here. To view additional references used in Investing in Georgia's Youth: Why Afterschool Makes "Cents," click here.