The New York State Network for Youth Success administers the New York State School Age Care (SAC) Credential, which promotes quality services to children and families by providing specific standards, training, and evaluation for afterschool professionals.
August 14, 2021
As of today, all SAC Coursework will only be good for two years. A credential candidate will have exactly two years between the time they complete their course(s) and the time they submit their request for visit. Should more than two years lapse, the candidate will be responsible for taking the course over again prior to submitting their request for visit. The 2022 SAC Manual will reflect this change.
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Troy, NY 12180
SAC Spotlight: Mia AdamsMia Adams, the program director at Victory Music and Dance Company, took the asynchronous SAC Credential course online through the Network for Youth Success. Mia was inspired to take the SAC course thanks to the support of her parents, church, and teachers who encouraged her to continue her own leadership development. Her work throughout the course has helped her to realize the important role she plays in the lives of the children she works with daily.“I am glad that this course is around,” said Mia. “I want to grow, and I want to make sure that young people all over encounter professionals like me—someone who is dedicated to higher education to make sure they lead you to success.” Since taking the NYS School-Age Credential courses, Mia has combined her new knowledge with her passion for teaching to focus on providing high-quality programming available to all children and families. The standards through the course have helped her manage her program more effectively and instilled confidence in her work with school-age care children. As a youth, Mia’s role models helped her develop self-confidence and worthiness to achieve greatness. Mia feels honored to be able to pay it forward and take on this role in the lives of the youth in her life. She helps to prepare children for the real world and shows them the greatness within it and within themselves. The best part of her job is being able to lead and teach students the qualities of their own leadership destiny. “I don't just help them academically and socially," said Mia. “I encourage their personalities and help bring out their unique traits.”Registration for the School age credential is open! The Network offers both Asynchronous Distance learning and virtual options. Click here for more information: networkforyouthsuccess.org/credential/... See MoreSee Less