Research is clear that children and youth participating in afterschool and summer programs have higher grades, better attendance, more skills, and healthier behavior. However, the data is also clear that programs and staff must be high-quality in order to create better outcomes for kids.
IAN supports strong teams and programs by establishing standards and best practices, and offering tools for professional development with ways to measure success.
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Are you interested in tracking your program’s progress using the Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment? Please email Bri Gaston-Bell at [email protected] and we will follow up with you to share more info.
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IAN’s Top Quality Tools
IN-QPSA – the Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment (IN-QPSA) is an online strengths-based self-assessment tool that enables youth programs to rate their performance based on the Indiana Afterschool Standards and Specialty Standards.
My Afterschool Locker – a one-stop shop for resources, lesson plans, engagement ideas, and connections to Indiana organizations and individuals in the field of afterschool and out-of-school time.
The Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning – an online professional development system specifically designed for out-of-school time youth professionals, offering modules on topics such as Education and Compliance, Nonprofit Management, and more.