Site Visits

To Local Afterschool Programs

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Each participant will tour one site.

What does afterschool education look like in the Atlanta area? Hop on a BSH bus and visit a local site. It’s a terrific way to kick off your conference experience. You’ll see effective programming, hear about program challenges and successes, and get ideas for your own work. Plus you’ll be inspired by dedicated staff and students you’ll meet!

The BSH planning team has collaborated with Georgia’s education and community leaders to identify sites for visitation. As always, our goal was to make a variety of programming available, while considering travel time within the host city.

Pre-registration is required for site visits.

Program Name: VOX
Grades Served: 9-12
Departure Time: 2:45pm
Seats: 25

VJust steps away from conference meeting rooms, a teen-created and -led space invites you to see, hear, feel, and taste the impact of youth leadership and voice in an after-school setting. Take home tangible tools that foster inclusive, safe, productive, creative and courageous programming that engages teenagers from any background to improve program outcomes. At VOX teens cover a wide range of issues, and you can check out some of their content here.

Program Name: Marietta High School Engineering Pipeline
Grades Served: 9-12
Departure Time: 1:00pm
Seats: 50

The Engineering Pipeline is a hands-on, project-based model where students are encouraged to use their knowledge of math and science in a practical way. This STEAM program’s current focus is the “Haiti Container Building Project,” where the students develop actual designs, innovations, and processes to help Haiti with their recovery from the devastating earthquake in 2010. Find out more here.

Program Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Chamblee
Grades Served: K-12
Departure Time: 2:00pm
Seats: 20

Housed in a renovated school building, the Chamblee location of the Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Club strives to be a home away from home for the kids in their program. By embracing cultural diversity and drawing from the backgrounds and experiences of all of their members, the Chamblee location has developed an atmosphere and an approach to programming that works best for all of their diverse students.

Program Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Warren
Grades Served: K-12
Departure Time: 2:00pm
Seats: 30

The Warren location of the Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Club is a well-established program, with a building that was designed with afterschool programming in mind. This site features an open floorplan, large, bright windows, and an outdoor gardening space. As one of the larger Boys & Girls Clubs in Metro Atlanta, Warren offers a wide variety of special programs and activities, including a book club, judo, cheerleading, and more.