By Jessica Woltjen, Policy & Outreach Manager On October 25th, afterschool programs across the nation joined the Afterschool Alliance in celebration of the 19th annual Lights On Afterschool Day. Lights On Afterschool
By Jessica Woltjen, Policy & Outreach Manager When the clock strikes 3 p.m., thousands of Georgia’s youth head off to explore their interests, develop new skills, and build upon school
By Jessica Woltjen, Policy and Outreach Manager The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan in January with more opportunities for out-of-school time than ever
By Sharnae Scott, AmeriCorps VISTA Member On Wednesday, June 14th, GSAN hosted Afterschool Community Conversations: Working together to strengthen Albany at Phoebe Northwest Conference Center in Albany, GA. A group
What’s the difference between lobbying and advocating? By Katie Landes, Director Both advocating and lobbying are critical to raising awareness of and support for afterschool. For afterschool in particular, the
By Katie Landes, Director Earlier this month, afterschool got some much deserved love and attention from education leaders, elected officials, athletes, and celebrities at the 2017 National Afterschool Summit, “Ready
By Jessica Woltjen, Outreach Manager Earlier this month, President Trump released his budget priorities which included the elimination of funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, the only
By Katie Landes, Director of GSAN 2016 is almost over! It has been a big year for afterschool in Georgia and for us here at the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network.
By Sarina Marsh, MSW Intern This week, GSAN is spotlighting some of the amazing afterschool programs around Georgia in honor of Lights on Afterschool. Today’s spotlight program is STAR House Foundation’s
By Sarina Marsh, MSW Intern This week, GSAN is spotlighting some of the amazing afterschool programs around Georgia in honor of Lights on Afterschool. Today’s spotlight program is Girls, Inc.’s
By Katie Landes, Director Last week, I joined over 150 afterschool providers and advocates on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for the Afterschool Alliance’s 2016 Afterschool for All Challenge. As part of
By Jessica Woltjen, Outreach Manager It’s been a big month for afterschool in Georgia! Let’s back up and have a quick recap for those of you who missed the news.
The Afterschool Alliance has made understanding policy jargon much easier! Check out their blog explaining what you need to know as we enter a busy legislative time. Making Sense of Afterschool
By Meredith Kelly, MSW Intern Throughout the week of October 19th, afterschool programs across the state joined GSAN in celebrating the value of quality programs beyond the school day that are
By Katie Landes, Director of GSAN Lights On Afterschool is less than 3 weeks away! This week-long event, which is part of the nationwide Afterschool Alliance’s 16th annual Lights On Afterschool, calls attention to