The purpose of the Healthy Kids Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool is to gauge a program’s ability to integrate the seven quality indicators including safety, supportive relationships, meaningful youth involvement, skill building, community involvement, appropriate structure, and positive social norms.

Out-of-school time (OST) programs that integrate these seven quality indicators are better positioned to cultivate long-term positive outcomes for children and youth. The results from this self-assessment will help programs monitor each quality indicator and understand how the positive youth development approach can continue to be incorporated into their OST program.

All OST programs across the region are invited to complete this online survey. Results of the survey will be available upon completion of the survey. Programs are encouraged to use the results to inform and make decisions related to program improvement, strategic planning, and program monitoring.

The survey is currently open from April 1-30, 2020 and for programming implemented between August 2019-February 2020.


Appropriate Structure
Community Involvement
Opportunities for Skill Building
Physical & Psychological Safety
Positive Social Norms
Supportive Relationships
Youth Involvement

This assessment was developed by United Way of El Paso County, in collaboration with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. If you have any questions about the content of the assessment or need technical assistance related to the quality indicators, please contact Enrique Garcia at If you have any issues completing the assessment, such as the website not working or you did not receive an email with your findings, contact Christopher C. Villa at


The Paso del Norte Health Foundation may support one or more of your OST programs. Please be aware that your results of this self-assessment will not affect current or future funding opportunities. Results of all self-assessments will be shared with the United Way of El Paso County and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to inform capacity building and technical assistance opportunities and inform strategic planning for the BOOST Network and Healthy Kids Initiative.

For more information, please contact Enrique Garcia at

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