WEEK 2: Celebrate Afterschool! Is a Lunch in the Garden with Diane Genco, Executive Director of NJSACC
Week 2 of Celebrate Afterschool! Is a Lunch in the Garden with Diane Genco, Executive Director of NJSACC as she shares the history, purpose and importance of the Outdoors in the Garden State campaign.
Grab your lunch and sit in with Diane Genco, interviewed by Sarah Cruz, NJSACC Quality Coach, about Celebrate Afterschool! Outdoors in the Garden State. Started in 2008, the month long celebration is a campaign to bring children in afterschool programs outside and connect them with their communities through meaningful and fun activities throughout the year.
Diane Genco is NJSACC’s Executive Director and has led numerous programs for families for over 40 years, from summer programs for migrant farm workers to day care programs for senior citizens (now she is one!) Diane was an associate for the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley College where she has trained school administrators and afterschool professionals in 42 states. She currently serves on the Board for Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. On the national level, she serves on the TWG of the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment.
She is committed to connecting youth to nature, is an avid gardener, raises Monarch butterflies and is a grandmother to 6 children.