Quality Ingredients

@Afterzone @Fashion Futures

What are the ingredients of an after-school program that changes the lives of its youth participants?

  • High standards of program instruction
  • Professional development and support to instructors
  • Clearly defined and measured goals for youth participants

We believe our city’s youth should have the same quality after-school learning experiences that youth from more affluent families routinely have.  That’s why we’ve created a recipe for consistently high-quality programs that get youth to come back day after day; that are rooted in positive youth development practices; and that are regularly assessed and improved upon.  The result?  Improved school attendance.  Engagement in learning.  Improved grades.  And happy youth!  

Read more to learn how we set the standard for high-quality programs!