HEALTHY KIDS PROGRAM QUALITY SELF-ASSESSMENT
The Quality Self-Assessment Tool provides OST Providers with the ability to measure the integration of the seven (7) Characteristics of Quality Programs into their youth programs. Those characteristics are: safety, supportive relationships, meaningful youth involvement, skill building, community involvement, appropriate structure, and positive social norms.
Studies show that OST programs that integrate these seven characteristics are better positioned to cultivate long-term positive outcomes for children and youth. The results from this self-assessment will help providers measure their organization’s current state and future progress at incorporating and providing programs with the positive youth development approach. The assessment is available twice a year. It is available in May to assess OST programming during the school year and then again in August for summer programming.
Congratulations to the following organizations who are already learning from their self assessment results.
Boys and Girls Club of El Paso
Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces
Boy Scouts of America- Yucca Council
FEMAP en Conexión
La Rodadora Espacio Interactivo
Organizacion Popular Independiente (OPI)