PSAYDN employs an inclusive decision-making process with its membership, where input on strategy and goal direction is sought on a regular basis during Network and subcommittee meetings, and as deemed necessary by the Steering Committee.
PSAYDN Steering Committee represents the organizational partners in the Network’s leadership, and provides oversight for the Network work plan, and the appropriate use of fiscal and administrative resources to ensure effective implementation.
PSAYDN operates three standing subcommittees:
Policy and Communications
The Policy and Communications Subcommittee develops policy and funding initiatives in support of children, focused on afterschool and youth development activities, in partnership with the Network director and appropriate leaders at the federal, state and community level.
The Quality Subcommittee is responsible for defining a statewide quality framework for afterschool and youth development programs including identifying and building consensus around a set of core quality principles necessary to all child-serving programs, without limiting flexibility and adaptability required for variances in student ages, interests, and program approaches.
The Sustainability Subcommittee fosters the development of partnerships with stakeholder groups, as well as oversees the sustainability of the PSAYDN and Statewide Afterschool Programs.
When appropriate and necessary, ad-hoc subcommittees may be formed.