The Georgia Afterschool Investment Council carries out its mission in several ways. Our efforts are tied to the larger goals of building the state's capacity around ways to serve youth before and after school and in the summers.
Some initiatives raise awareness levels of the public and policymakers (e.g. Lights On! activities, Afterschool for All in Georgia, regional forums, and advocacy events), others provide staff working in afterschool programs with the necessary tools and strategies they need to keep kids engaged and succeeding (e.g. the Georgia Afterschool Institute, out-of-school time summit, and quarterly meetings).
Finally, other key initiatives will allow us to strengthen our ties to the business community so that afterschool programs grow to be even more responsive to workforce development needs (e.g. creating the Georgia Afterschool Business Partnership, hosting the first Afterschool Business Breakfast in GA).
All of GAIC's efforts are structured to build a healthier system in Georgia so that we improve the lives of our children and youth.