The Michigan School-Age Youth Development (MiSAYD) Certificate and Credential is a professional development recognition system that is based on the National AfterSchool Association Core Knowledge and Competencies for AfterSchool and Youth Development Professionals. The MiSAYD is designed for all people working with children and youth in out-of-school time (OST) programs. The Certificate starts with basic competencies that workers should know and be able to do after a short amount of time working in the OST program. The Credential expands on the Certificate. Additional training and experience are required as well as assessment and a portfolio that demonstrates the candidate’s knowledge and skills.

The program is available either as a 120-hour Credential or a 40-hour Certificate. You can learn more about the qualifications and details of the program here: MiSAYD Certificate and Credential. MAA can help you find training to meet the requirements for the MiSAYD Certificate and/or Credential. Explore the “Training & Events” section of the website.

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