Pre-Conference Workshops

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Pre-Conference Workshops 2022-08-04T09:11:51-04:00

Pre-Conference Workshops

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

Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: The Classic Center (300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601)
Cost: $10
Facilitators: HTI Catalysts & VOX ATL

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 training closes on Wednesday, August 31 at 5 pm.

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MENTOR Georgia Summit: Back to Basics
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel (1197 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30602)
Cost: $30
Facilitator: Leslie Hale, MENTOR Georgia

MENTOR Georgia is returning with an in-person summit for the first time since 2019 with an all-day gathering and professional development conference for Georgia youth mentoring programs. The 2022 MENTOR Georgia summit is an official pre-conference session of the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference.

We may be back, but we know how many programs, staff, volunteers, and youth are struggling to return to a baseline sense of wellness and connectedness in their communities, schools, and programs. Join us for an impactful day of professional learning on topics ranging from youth mental health to strengthening mentor-mentee attunement to placing relationships at the center of school-based programming. This summit is open to anyone working in youth development, particularly staff, volunteers, and board members for mentoring organizations or any programs interested in incorporating mentoring best practices into their work.