top of page

Welcome to

The Global Extended Learning and Youth Development Association

Scholarship, Evidence Based Practice and Policy of Development, Learning and Well-Being

Kids Playing Tug of War

Extended learning and development is an essential educational, public health and public safety concern, a fact that should bring it to the fore of policy, practice and research in every locality, country, and global community.

The Global Extended Learning and Youth Development Association (GELYDA-pronounced GELIDA) is a new international membership organization dedicated to understanding, supporting, and improving expanded opportunities for learning, development, and thriving in schools, afterschool and summer programs, and communities.


The GELYDA inaugural virtual symposium: The Extended Learning and Youth development in Times of Crisis on May 15th and 16th with Keynote Speaker: Andreas Schleicher, OECD was a great success with over 170 registrants from around the world. 

We are thrilled to share the recording of Andreas Schleicher's engaging keynote address from May 15th, 2024, PISA - Measuring Social and Emotional Outcomes, and his accompanying PowerPoint presentation. For all attendees who joined us for GELYDA's inaugural symposium please be on the lookout for follow-up communications regarding the event. Please visit our membership page if you have not already joined the Association to be a founding member.

Picnic After Camping

Looking for worldwide events?


Written by founding members.

Do you want to contribute to the GELYDA blog?

bottom of page