Mission Statement: Community partners will collaborate to promote the development of our children and youth into healthy, productive, lifelong learners.
Children and Youth Services provides programming for children in K-8th grades (5-14 years) during out of school hours. The Decatur after school programs have been recognized by the C.S. Mott Foundation, Make it Stick Campaign as model programs. Eight of the City's after school programs are accredited with the Council On Accreditation (COA). Project REAL was one of the first programs in the state of Georgia to be accredited through COA in 2010.