Join the Network for Youth Success to learn about the newly updated Third Edition of the QSA Tool.
An Introduction to the Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool, Third Edition
This hour overview of the tool is appropriate for anyone involved in self-assessing quality at your afterschool, summer, or expanded learning program.
A Year with the QSA Tool, Third Edition for Self-Assessment Leaders
This hour deep dive for self-assessment leaders explores the recommended strategy for incorporating self-assessment effectively into your program practices to create continuous program quality improvement.
Virtual Quality Self-Assessment (QSA)
This 26 minute webinar covers how to conduct a self-assessment when you can’t meet in person.
The Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool
The Network for Youth Success believes that clear quality standards and ongoing program assessment are central to building effective and sustainable afterschool programs.
Improving afterschool program quality must begin with a commitment on the part of practitioners to examine their programs with a critical eye. A quality program is one that is reflective, willing to improve, change and grow, and believes in successful outcomes for its participants. Moreover, practitioners must understand that improving program quality is an ongoing process. Self-assessment provides an important opportunity for programs to identify strengths and weaknesses free from the pressures of external monitoring and evaluation. It is upon these concepts that the Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool is based. The Network is working in a number of ways to encourage the adoption of common quality standards statewide.
The QSA Tool is meant to be used in concert with other formal and informal evaluation methods, such as youth, parent and staff meetings, youth and parent focus groups, and external monitoring and evaluation. Each of these methods can help identify program strengths and areas in need of improvement.
Do you know youth that have a vision to transform your community — and the world— for the better? Where others see problems, do they see potential? Tell Prudential how youth are tackling financial barriers or social issues in your community and beyond. Applications accepted through November 4th! Click the link for more informationchallenges.changemakers.com/challenge/emergingvisionaries... See MoreSee Less
ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT to submit your RFP to present at the 2022 Annual School's Out: Make it Count Conference We are accepting proposals in the following topics, but are open to new and innovative ideas. Sessions are either 30 or 90 minutes long.Diversity, Equity, and InclusionVirtual ProgrammingSocial and Emotional LearningScience, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)Guiding Children’s BehaviorsProgram SustainabilityProgram Quality ImprovementLeadership Development for ProfessionalsFamily EngagementTrauma-Informed CareArtsSelf-CareHealth and Safety / COVID Submit Your Proposal Today!networkforyouthsuccess.org/ninja-forms/164ep69 All submissions are due by October 31, 2021. Selected presenters will be notified by November 30, 2021. Questions??? Contact Erin@Networkforyouthsuccess.org ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate With Us!Participate in our two events on October 28 to celebrate New York’s afterschool programs. Join our Tweetstorm from 12-1pm. Print the Lightbulb graphic and have program staff, parents, and students fill out why they support #LightsOnAfterschool.Smile and snap a photo of the finished product.Share with us on Facebook or Twitter on October 28, between 12pm-1pm with the hashtag #LightsOnAfterschool or #HelpKidsRecover. Don't forget to tag us on Twitter @NYSYouthSuccess.Join us at our virtual celebration at 5:00pm! Join participants, providers, and other supporters of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs to shine the #LightsOnAfterschool in New York! ... See MoreSee Less