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  • Georgia’s new standards not only focus on how afterschool programs connect to and support the school day, but also on how afterschool programs support the development of the whole child through positive relationships, supportive environments, engaging activities, and family and community partnerships.

  • Afterschool programs provide Georgia’s youth with a safe and enriching place to go after school, before school and during the summer. These standards will serve as a framework for providers to evaluate and continue improving the quality of their programming.

About Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development (ASYD)

Georgia’s afterschool and youth development programs provide thousands of youth – from kindergarten through high school – with safe and enriching environments in their time outside of the home and school. High quality afterschool and youth development programs can make important contributions to young people’s development and well being. To ensure that Georgia’s young people are equipped to thrive and succeed in their lives, our afterschool and youth development programs must provide environments and experiences that benefit youth socially, emotionally, and academically.

The Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development (ASYD) Quality Standards and Conference is a collaborative effort that is endorsed by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, and the Georgia Department of Public Health.