GAIC partnered with The Finance Project to provide sustainability training to Georgia’s 21st CCLC programs. A 3-hour in person training and two webinars have been delivered with an additional two webinars to be completed in the first quarters of 2013.
GAIC developed a new partnership with the Georgia Department of Education and jointly received funding from the Longview Foundation to build a long term coalition of state and local leaders in education, afterschool and business around the growing importance of Georgia’s students being equipped to succeed in a global economy. GAIC received additional funding from the Asia Society to expand the network’s global learning efforts to include a global learning advocacy toolkit to be developed in early 2013.
GAIC launched the Georgia Afterschool Partner Network in October 2012. GAIC’s goal is to have over 1,000 afterschool providers and youth development partners signed on to the network by 2015.
GAIC continued working with the Georgia Afterschool Tennis Education (GATE) programs to get Georgia’s youth up and moving, working with a mentor and character development. In 2012, GATE served 20 program sites, serving over 700 students.
- The Georgia Afterschool Quality Standards are a framework to help program providers identify areas needing improvement and create an action plan for improvement. The standards help educate Georgians about what quality afterschool programming looks like.
- The Boys and Girls of Metro Atlanta continues to work with the GAIC to run a customized, mandated Afterschool Institute for their entire full-time staff.
- GAIC is in its third year of recruiting afterschool sites, facilitating national junior tennis league chapters and serving as an intermediary so that more of Georgia’s afterschool programs include a programming component that helps kids ages 10 and under increase their physical activity through the Academically Creative Education tennis offerings.