The Positive Youth Development Act will establish a structure for a system of state funded afterschool and summer programs.  The bill will build on the quality standards, professional development, and family and community and engagement frameworks established by the Governor’s Task Force on Afterschool and Summer Programs.  Eligible programs will be either school based or school linked and will provide for a variety of activities and supports for children and youth that offer academic support and skill building, youth leadership and life skills, and workforce skills critical to future employment.