Positive Growth Education Center (PGEC) is excited to offer S.M.A.R.T. After-School Programming for your child. The acronym represents our focus on Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Technology. In addition, there will be sessions which include fitness and social skills (bullying and conflict resolution). We provide school-age year-round education for children and youth ages 5-12.

Homework help and academic readiness is our primary goal. We have a line-up of S.M.A.R.T. tutors who excel in the core program areas. The student tutor ratio will be 3 to 1 meaning your students will receive the individualized attention necessary to help them where they may be challenged and inspire them to do their best in every case.

Download the After-School Enrollment Form Here

We are licensed by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Bright from the Start and accept the childcare voucher program (CAPS).

  • Increase literacy rates, math, science, and technology competency and overall academic performance of all program participants.
  • Inspire academic excellence and achievement.
  • Educate participants to develop social and behavioral skills for success.
  • Enhance healthy choice awareness among participants.
  • Create a healthier lifestyle through increased wellness and nutritional awareness.

Positive Growth Education Center (S.M.A.R.T) program provide a safe place for students to go after school, as well as opportunities for education and enrichment. The three components of the programs include:

      1. 1. Academic Enrichment and Tutorial Program: Activities may include tutorials, homework assistance, subject-specific & career & technology activities, test preparatory skills, and college exposure/preparatory skills. Other enrichment activities are based on students interests and changes accordingly. Students study subjects such as Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language and Computers and Career Technology.
      1. 2. Recreational and Physical Fitness Program: Students participate in physical activities including Games, Sports, Structured Physical Activity, Dance, Drama, Creative Writing, Arts, Music, Health and Wellness, Wii Recreation just to name a few.
      1. 3. Enrichment and Life Skill Development
    1. Activities may include leadership development, team building, bullying, conflict management, financial literacy, and job readiness/career orientation skills, or other skill-specific or asset-based projects.

After School Program hours: Days: Monday- Friday Time: 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Holidays/Breaks: Days: Monday – Friday Time: 8:30pm – 6:00pm
Transportation: Transportation provided from school and home drop off


Residential Care Program

4036 E. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Clarkston GA 30021
404-292-6420 – Office
404-292-2041 – Fax

Intervention & Education Center

945 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston GA 30021
404-298-9005 – Office
404-298-0046 – Fax

Multicultural Services

3155 E. Ponce DeLeon Ave
Bldg A
Scottdale, GA 30079
678-973-2005 – Office
678-973-2534 – Fax


If you want the support, the support is definitely here”

A. Green

Before this program I lacked knowledge, Positive Growth has given me great knowledge. I appreciate so much to be given so great knowledge and time. . . until I get my GED.

A D-S Refugee

In the past, I have been counseled by other therapists. My therapist at Positive Growth Intervention Center is the first counselor who exemplified the type of effective counseling that I needed. They emulated a balance between being professional and personable. The therapist was compassionate and open-minded. They balanced humor with expertise in manner that is easy to receive. Their methods were not only effective but refreshing”. I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive family and individual counseling at Positive Growth Intervention Center. The Therapists are passionate, dedicated and committed to their work in the community. In addition, their willingness to go above and beyond to serve their clients is genuine and greatly appreciated


Thank you for all you did to improve my son’s life while he was at your residential care program. You gave him a place filled with guidance and support to help him work through the things we couldn’t resolve at home. I thanked his judge for sending him to you. I thank God for you all.

Mother of C.D

The service is good here, the after school even has transportation to bring my child home! My son likes it he says ‘I learn about being healthy and not bullying I can play more.’ We came to America for him to get a better education–he gets that at Positive Growth.

B.M. Parent

Thank you to the staff at Positive Growth for helping me become the man I am today.”

Former Boys Home Residence