Pre-Conference Workshops

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Pre-Conference Workshops

You don’t want to miss our transformational pre-conference workshops on the ASYD Quality Standards and Mentoring. Secure your spot today!

Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Facilitator: Mary Kate Chapman, GUIDE, Inc.

The Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Standards is a collaborative project funded and endorsed by several state agencies and offered to all youth development programs across the state as an opportunity to increase program quality. The Standards are grounded in research and best practices and include an easy-to-use self-assessment tool. This workshop will give participants insight into the Standards and how they could be used to evaluate and increase program quality. Participants will:

  • Understand the ASYD Quality Standards program improvement process;
  • Learn how to use the ASYD Quality Standards Assessment Tool;
  • Practice observing program practices; and
  • Apply ratings to program practices.

Registration for this webinar closes on Tuesday, September 7 at 5 pm.


Everything is Mentoring: Building High Quality and Sustainability Into Your Youth Development Programming
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Facilitator: Leslie Hale, MENTOR Georgia

Every enduring relationship between an adult and a young person has the power to shape their world-view, their sense of self, and their belief in the possible. In this session, we will address the critical importance of bringing a mentoring mindset into youth-serving after school programming so that every ongoing relationship built between youth and adults can be leveraged to create greater impact. During this pre-conference half-day, MENTOR Georgia will facilitate segments that cover the Elements of Effective Practice, six research-informed standards for insuring high-quality mentoring programming and relationships; Data collection to inform continuous program improvement and demonstrate impact; and fundraising to sustain and grow your work.

Registration for this webinar closes on Wednesday, September 8 at 5 pm.