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Georgia Afterschool Investment Council Annual Report 2010

Our Mission The Georgia Afterschool Investment Council is dedicated to ensuring that Georgia’s children and youth have access to highquality, affordable afterschool and summer learning opportunities.



Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

James D. Levine McKenna Long Aldridge LLP (chair)

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

Paige Brown Delta Airlines Inc.

Governor’s Office of Children and Families Georgia Department of Human Resources Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta

Pamela Holmes Pamela Homes Realty Janet Rechtman University of Georgia, Fanning Institute Marilyn Stansbury Georgia Public Broadcasting Jim Zook Deloitte & Touche

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was an exciting year for the Georgia Afterschool Institutes — the flagship professional development opportunity for the field of afterschool in Georgia. During two multi-day and two one-day Institutes, more than 300 front-line staff and directors from all corners of the state engaged in a hands-on professional development experience that reflects quality out-ofschool programs. Attendees came primarily from the state’s two largest urban areas: metro Atlanta (62%) and Savannah (5%). Interestingly, we found that 6% of attendees also came from rural Georgia. We established new, critical partnerships that will undoubtedly help the Georgia Afterschool Investment Council (GAIC) deliver trainings in an increasingly higherquality manner. Partnerships with the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute and the Home Training Institute will go a long way towards helping to build a sustainable professional development system for the state. Looking ahead, GAIC will continue — ­under strong advisement from our partners ­— to provide the vision for strengthening the afterschool professional development system, learning from our experiences every step of the way. • • • •

Beginning in 2011, program evaluation will begin to track the long-term impact of the Institutes. We will continue to examine the needs of afterschool leaders and help them break through barriers to high-quality afterschool programming. GAIC will identify and support a more diverse training corps that can add to the extremely high level of expertise already on this great team. And finally, through even deeper relationships with several public agencies, GAIC will continue to coordinate the multiple and sometimes competing priorities a complex system affords so that our growth objectives for the long-term are supported well by thoughtful shorter-term advancements and improvements.

Thank you to our partners and all of the amazing afterschool programs across the state that are so committed to quality programming. I am very optimistic for the year ahead as we continue to work hard for Georgia’s kids and their families! In partnership,

Jill J. Riemer Executive Director Georgia Afterschool Investment Council

“This is by far the BEST workshop I’ve attended... I will definitely implement [what I’ve learned] when I get home.”

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48 afterschool professionals 27 programs serving 14 counties

May 26, 2010 Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Conference Center & Hotel Athens, GA

• GAIC piloted the first one-day training; previously only threeday sessions had been offered.

• New curriculum on cultural competency and global learning was introduced.

• GAIC partnered with the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute to continuously improve professional development opportunities for the state’s out-of-school programs.

• The Fanning Institute initiated an evaluation process for 2010 training programs.

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~150 afterschool professionals 26 Boys & Girls Clubs serving 11 metro Atlanta counties

August 10-12, 2010 Warren Boys & Girls Club, 790 Berne St. Atlanta, GA

• GAIC tailored a three-day training for a specific client, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

• Sessions specific to the clients’ needs were developed on topics such as homework Power Hour and working with Latino youth.

• Keynote speaker Shelly Steward of the Mattie B. Stewart Foundation talked about keeping kids in school and participants experienced the power of education on the Choice bus.

• GAIC and its partners held a debriefing with the client to prepare for next year’s training and to learn how to better meet the client’s needs.

The training “really opened my mind ...”

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“For me the Institute was akin to the experience of Walt Disney World.”

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56 afterschool professionals 33 programs serving 17 counties

September 15-17, 2010 The Loudermilk Center Atlanta, GA

• 21st Century Community Learning Center program directors and staff and state-level representatives from the Georgia Department of Education attended the training. This was the first time a large number of participants came from the public school sector.

• Participants chose tracks based on the essential elements of a healthy out-of-school program to increase the depth of learning in a particular area of choice.

• New mini-sessions nicknamed “tapas” gave participants a taste of other topics they may wish to explore to enrich their programs, such as multi-media resources available from Georgia Public Broadcasting.

• Innovators in afterschool programs from the New Day for Learning took part in a panel discussion moderated by Marilyn Stansbury, Georgia Public Broadcasting and GAIC board member.

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"[The Learning Lab] was set up nicely and looked easy to duplicate. The facilitator made me feel listened to, smart, interesting and engaged in a room of 30 people!"

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55 afterschool professionals 20 programs serving 14 counties

November 10, 2010 Armstrong Center Savannah, GA

• This was the second one-day training GAIC has offered. • “Connecting to Academics” was the focus for the day, which included sessions from the GAIC curriculum such as Learning Lab and Homework Afterschool Style.

• An invited presentation by the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement demonstrated how to use student data to inform academic enrichment programming.

• Savannah Mayor Otis S. Johnson spoke on the importance of a pipeline for educational attainment through both afterschool and in-school programming during the community networking lunch.

• Participants began the day with board and card games during registration, as in an afterschool program, creating an atmosphere of fun and learning that lasted throughout the day and provided ample networking opportunities.

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2010 Annual Report Georgia Afterschool Investment Council  

The Georgia Afterschool Investment Council aims to make high quality afterschool programs available to all the youth of Georgia.