Out of school time or afterschool programs, provide academic support, enrichment opportunities, and a safe place for children and youth to engage in challenging and relevant activities when the school day is over. The Center’s evaluation of these programs focuses on assessing academic performance, attitudes toward school, and development of skills during enrichment classes.
Youth Enrichment Services of Baldwin County
Youth Enrichment Services of Baldwin County (YES Program) is an afterschool program designed to raise academic achievement for at-promise students in Grades 3-12. The YES Program provides academic enrichment, homework/tutorial assistance, and life enrichment opportunities to students, as well as programming for adult family members. Starting in 2007 at Baldwin High School, Oak Hill Middle School, and Early College at GCSU, the program has since added sites at Midway Elementary School, Eagle Ridge
Elementary School, and Blandy Hills Elementary School. With funding from the US Department of Education through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, the YES Program is making a difference in the lives of Baldwin County youth.
• Georgia 21st CCLC
• Georgia Afterschool Investment Council
The Dougherty County School System’s T.E.A.M.S. (Together Everyone Achieves More Success) project served students at two of the system’s six middle schools and three of the system’s four high schools. The program’s goals were to improve students’ academic achievement and enhance their physical, mental, and social well-being by offering academic and enrichment opportunities in a safe, drug-free environment. In collaboration with Albany Technical College, the program also provided adult literacy services for parents/family members of the participants. Other opportunities for family members were provided throughout the school year. The program was funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program of the Georgia Department of Education.
High Achievers Program
The High Achievers Program, an afterschool high school program, focused on developing leadership skills. Program participants were encouraged to be effective and participatory future leaders through educational programming, exposure to different countries and cultures, and leadership development/enrichment activities that included employment knowledge and experience. The program started in 2003 as the Carerra Model Program, a teenage pregnancy prevention program, through funding from the Knight Foundation. The High Achievers Program is now funded by the Georgia Department of Human Services.• GA Department of Human Services
• High Achievers Program