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!