Afterschool Programs Keep Kids Safe, Inspire Learning and Help Working Families
Formed in 2004, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) operates out of the Center for Schools and Communities in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. PSAYDN promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families. Pennsylvania is one of 50 states that are part of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s funding of statewide afterschool networks.
What We Do
We connect stakeholders with strong local and state leaders to increase awareness and build support for affordable, quality afterschool programs.
We create opportunities for collaboration. Thousands of organizations and individual members work together in statewide, regional and local partnerships to ensure that afterschool programs have the resources they need to develop, grow and be sustained at the highest level of quality.
We change lives by helping Pennsylvania afterschool program to stay focused on high quality services. High quality afterschool programs ensure that youth are prepared academically, emotionally and experientially to move into postsecondary education, productive employment and active citizenship.
PSAYDN believes that all children and youth deserve access to high quality out-of-school time programs that promote positive youth development and support the successful transition to adulthood.
PSAYDN's Statement of Quality is a collective of principles and ideals which we believe should guide the actions of afterschool programming, regardless of program purpose or ages served. Click here to read the statement.
Laura Saccente Caroline Allen