Planning for summer just got a whole lot easier! We heard your concerns about how to maintain engagement throughout an atypical summer and have developed a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically to accommodate COVID-19 summer programs.

Guides will be:

  • Organized by four different age groups with over 150 activities and challenges
  • Adaptable for in-person or virtual instruction, or a hybrid of both, as well as take-home packets
  • Based in skill building and social emotional learning

Also included are materials for professional development and enhancing family engagement:

  • Webinars
  • Quick Guides 
  • Feedback Form
  • Implementation Videos 

Download the Guide

UNIT 1: WHO I AM

UNIT 2: HEALTHY LIFE

UNIT 3: PASSION & PURPOSE

UNIT 4: INVENTION & IMAGINATION

UNIT 5: EXPLORING MY WORLD

Webinar Opportunities

Getting to Know the New Summer Activity Guide (Watch On Demand) – This webinar will dive into the structure and elements of the activities for each age group so that participants feel comfortable facilitating every component of these lessons.

Keeping Youth Engaged this Summer (Watch On Demand) – Join this webinar to learn more about effective positive youth development practices and how to use the new Summer Activity Guide and to effectively engage with youth through different delivery models.

Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for the Summer Activity Guide (Thursday, July 30 from 3pm-4pm EST) – A chance to dive deeper into the Summer Activity Guide, hear strategies for implementation, and share your experience with the resource.

Using the Summer Activity Guide in Your Fall Programming (Thursday, August 13 from 3pm-4pm EST) – This session will provide an overview of the guide and then the webinar will be opened for questions and conversation about how the resources can be used in your fall programming.

The Summer Activity Guide has been developed for the 50 State Afterschool Network with leadership from the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network to engage and support children and youth nationwide.