Quality and Sustainability Work

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What Youth Deserve

Quality out-of-school time (OST) programs inspire and promote learning and positive youth development by providing opportunities for autonomy and leadership; caring relationships; connections to families, communities and schools; safe environments; and engaging activities.

Statement of Quality in Afterschool

PSAYDN’s Statement of Quality in Afterschool defines core elements that should guide afterschool programming and provides a framework to define quality for Pennsylvania’s OST/afterschool programs and all other individuals and organizations that are interested in the quality of these programs, including public and private funders, parents and youth. The Statement of Quality outlines the necessary elements of a quality program in four core areas:

Structure and Management

Positive Connections

Safety and Health

Activities

Resources

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