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Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference

Join us for the 2018 Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference in Columbus, September 26-28, 2018. This conference, being held for the fourth time in 2018, seeks to provide research-based best practices, information, tools and resources framed by Georgia’s ASYD Quality Standards and opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership formation. All youth development and afterschool providers are invited to attend!

Conference Highlights

The 2018 Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Conference has been approved for 6 clock hours from Bright from the Start! Register here.


Our keynote speakers are confirmed!

We are excited to announce Michael Brandwein and Byron Garrett as our keynote speakers for the 2018 ASYD Conference!

Michael Brandwein has presented in all 50 states and on 6 of the 7 continents. He is an internationally acclaimed expert on working with young people, staff, and directors in school age programs, schools, camp, and other youth programs. His has written six best-selling books on training and supervising leaders who work with young people, including Training Terrific Staff, Skill of the Day: What Great Leaders of Young People Do & Say, and his latest 2018 best-seller, Growing Great Qualities in Kids: The L.A.S.E.R.B.E.A.M. Technique for Bringing Out the Best in Young People. Michael wrote and presented three Emmy® award-winning television programs on communicating with young people. Find out more about Michael here. 


One of the most compelling voices of our time, Byron V. Garrett is Chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance (NFEA), a nonprofit dedicated to transforming education through meaningful family engagement. Byron serves as the Director of Educational Leadership & Policy for Microsoft and a consulting author for Scholastic. Find out more about Byron here.