Field-tested. Expert-approved.

The Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) study was: 

  • a multi-state research project 
  • focused on developing data-driven tools 
  • targeted to help youth-facing programs consistently increase the quality of youth experiences.

Higher implementation of improvement practices is associated with higher levels of program quality. 

A randomized control trial of 87 programs across five networks found that the YPQI has a significant positive impact on the management practices of site supervisors & direct staff. The YPQI also has a significant positive impact on the quality of staff interactions with youth in OST organizations. 

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All young people reach their fullest potential - in education, work, and life.

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