INTENTIONAL PROGRAM DESIGN

Quality programs offer a variety of activities that are active, developmentally appropriate, and culturally sensitive to enrich the physical, social, emotional and creative development of all participants. The program has identified their desired youth outcomes and has directly connected program activities to those goals.

SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND ENVIRONMENTS

Quality programs purposefully create a welcoming environment. Programs develop, nurture, and maintain positive relationships and interactions among participants and staff while creating a sense of security, belonging, and ownership.

RESOURCES

RESPONSIVENESS TO CULTURE AND IDENTITY

Quality programs create a safe and adaptive environment which recognizes that culture, family and personal history is core to a young person’s identity formation. The program is respectful and responsive to the diversity of program participants, their families, and community.
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