Youth Programs Can be Creative and Accountable
Program leaders often face a tension between instilling accountability strategies to encourage rigorous practice, while also fostering an atmosphere where creativity and risk-taking thrive. Forum CEO Karen Pittman recently discussed that and other challenges facing the youth field in this podcast with Development Without Limits.
"Ms. Pittman was refreshingly reflective about how the youth development field could frame the issues in a way that connects with people, and insightful about the language that she now prefers," writes Executive Director Eric Gurna, who conducted the interview. "She also talks about how the OST field can educate and support the regular classroom, and vice versa."
The podcast was sponsored by the Bridge to Afterschool and Back Conference in October, sponsored by School's Out Washington.