Current Projects and Initiatives:
PSAYDN is developing a strategic financing/sustainability plan to meet the needs of the network.
PSAYDN membership continues to increase from 65 in 2004 to over 1,400 members in 2012. PSAYDN’s partners range from 21st Century Community Learning Centers to Workforce Development Board Youth Councils and school-age childcare technical assistance organizations.
PSAYDN has conducted an online Child and Youth Worker Survey designed to create a snapshot of child/youth workers in Pennsylvania. Information collected includes the nature of their current work, how they are compensated, how/if they are supported in the workplace, their level of job satisfaction and their professional needs. The survey also captured data on what it will take to attract, develop and sustain youth workers.