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Washington State Quality Standards for Afterschool and Youth Development Programs

By School's Out Washington

About this guide Substantial research confirms that high-quality afterschool and youth development programs positively impact social skill development, academic...

Core Competencies for Child and Youth Development Professionals

By School’s Out Washington

What child and youth development professionals need to know and do to provide quality services for children and youth ages 5 – 18 years old and their families. The development...

Afterschool Quality: Moving from Research to Practice

By Public Profit

Sustained participation in out-of-school-time programs benefits children and youth in myriad ways. However, it is critically important that these programs be of high quality. This guide from P...

School-Community Partnerships for Students During COVID-19

By School's Out Washington + WA State Department of Children, Youth & Families

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that creativity and collaboration will be key to any successful effort. This is particularly true when it comes to supporting Washington’s children and youth. To t...