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 100 programs across five states 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.