About Children and Youth Services

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The City of Decatur's Children and Youth Services Division (CYS) is a unit of the Community and Economic Development Department. CYS operates afterschool programs for K-8th children at nine locations around the city - seven schools and two recreation centers. CYS summer camp programs serve children rising into K-6th grades during the summer months.

Mission Statement: Community partners will collaborate to promote the development of our children and youth into healthy, productive, lifelong learners.

CYS after school programs are designed to achieve the organization's mission through activities related to healthy choices, 21st Century skills, technology skills, and by meeting national standards for the afterschool field in all aspects of the program. Eight of nine CYS after school programs are nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information about the afterschool program design, goals, and outcomes,COA Logo please review our logic model

CYS summer camp programs are designed to promote development of the whole child with an emphasis on social emotional learning.  Campers develop relationships with peers and caring adults while exploring a variety of engaging activities.  Visit our Summer Programs page for more information about summer opportunities for children.

Administrative Team
Claire Miller, Director
Nancy Brune, Assistant Director
Glenda Lee, Program Supervisor
Lillie Johnson, Administrative Assistant

The CYS afterschool programs are guided by a Governance Team consisting of city employees, City Schools of Decatur employees, and community partners including:

Heather Borowski, 1st Grade Teacher, Oakhurst Elementary
Robbin Dickerson, CSD Family Support Specialist/Homeless Education Liaison
J. Keith Lee, retired Deputy Police Chief, City of Decatur
Randy Taylor, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Early Childhood Faculty
Claire Miller, CYS Director
Nancy Brune, CYS Assistant Director
Glenda Lee, CYS Program Supervisor

Location - CYS Central Office
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030

Office Hours
School Year: 9:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Summer: 7:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Contact Us
Email: cys@decaturga.com
Phone: 404-378-1082
Fax: 404-378-1281 

Additional Information
Tax ID #: 58-6000560
History of Children and Youth Services (1981-2017)