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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. In addition to the new report, we hope that you will check out our full suite of materials below, including a video, memes, sample presentations, one pagers, and more! These materials are meant to be used, so please feel free to download and make them your own. In particular, we strongly encourage you to add your own program’s information and impact data.

To download the full report, click here.

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.