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Maintaining the Physical and Behavioral Health of Children – Hear from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Experts

Learn about infection control and behavioral health supports and the resiliency of youth from experts, Dr. Andi L. Shane, Chief of Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Jody Baumstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

From Sustainability to Survivability: Managing Uncertainty Amid Crisis

Facilitated by Steve Zimmerman of Spectrum Nonprofit Services, LLC this presentation will cover topics of 1) understanding organizational cash position, 2) making strategic financial decisions, and 3) how to communicate these issues with stakeholders.

Tools and Tips for Effective Virtual Learning and Engagement

Join us for a review of virtual learning platforms followed by an interactive youth engagement virtual roundtable. During the roundtable discussion, youth development professionals will share tips and practices for effective virtual youth engagement.

Stress Management for Youth Development Professionals: Caring for the OST Community During COVID-19

It’s a simple fact: we’re better able to support children’s well-being once we take time to nourish our own physical and social-emotional health. Though change and uncertainty can magnify stress, knowing simple ways to mitigate these feelings can go a long way in fostering our own personal well-being. Join this interactive session, facilitated by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, that will cover the impacts and response patterns associated with stress, along with practical tips and resources you can share to help all of us maintain our cool even when times are tough.

Conducting Effective Virtual Staff Meetings and Trainings

In this “new normal,” we have to learn new ways of engaging our staff, colleagues and clients. Join us for this interactive, hands-on webinar, facilitated by GUIDE, Inc., that will teach you how to do just that! Participants will walk away with tools and resources that they can immediately implement in any online staff meeting or training.

Getting to Know the New Summer Activity Guide

This webinar will dive into the structure and elements of the activities for each age group so that participants feel comfortable facilitating every component of these lessons.

Keeping Youth Engaged this Summer

Join this webinar to learn more about effective positive youth development practices and how to use the new Summer Activity Guide and to effectively engage with youth through different delivery models.

An Introduction to the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards (Part 1)

An Introduction to the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards (Part 2)

An Introduction to the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards (Part 3)

Lights On Afterschool Town Hall

Lights On Afterschool is the nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network hosted a Lights On Afterschool Town Hall to kick off the week and celebrate how afterschool is supporting Georgia’s children, families, and communities. Access this recording to see virtual tours of programs in action and hear from students, families, and staff live and through pre-recorded videos about how afterschool programs support learning and why it’s now more important than ever to keep the Lights On both during and after school.

Stepping Up Your School Age Programming

Access this webinar to receive tips on communicating with schools and parents, learn about school age best practices and the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards, and get connected to new school age tools, resources, and activities.

Summer Activity Guide

Unit 1: Who I Am Implementation Video

Unit 2: Healthy Life Implementation Video

Unit 3: Passion & Purpose Implementation Video

Unit 4: Invention & Imagination Implementation Video

Unit 5: Exploring My World Implementation Video

Lunch & Learns

GSAN Lunch & Learn: Summer Activity Guide (Not Just for Summer)

The Summer Activity Guide (SAG) is a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges for youth ages 5 to 18 – and it’s not just for summer.  This is a 30 minute walk-through of the SAG and add over 150 hands-on, adaptable activities to your toolbox for engaging youth year-round.

GSAN Lunch & Learn: Mizzen by Mott – Activities at Your Fingertips

The Mizzen by Mott app is an innovative tool designed to help you plan and deliver engaging courses, lessons and activities. This is a 30 minute walk-through of the Mizzen app and access programming resources anytime, anywhere.

GSAN Lunch & Learn: ASYD Resources

The Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development (ASYD) Initiative provides resources, including training and technical assistance, to help programs create and maintain quality environments and experiences that benefit youth socially, emotionally, and academically. This is a 30 minute walk-through of ASYD resources and explore how to access support designed to increase the quality and outcomes of your afterschool programming.