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 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. 

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important