New Webinar on Improving Out-of-School Time Program Quality


If you work in an out-of-school time (OST) setting, you know that measuring program quality is becoming increasingly important. Many OST professionals find it beneficial to tap into the perspectives of young people to help them with planning, and to make the most of what’s working in their programs.

Join us for Just Ask Them: Engaging Young People to Strengthen Out-of-School Time Program Quality, a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 12PM – 1PM, CDT. During the webinar, participants will learn
•What youth voice is and why it matters
•Practical ways to cultivate youth voice and perspectives
•How Search Institute’s new Youth and Program Strengths (YAPS) Survey will help you measure the quality of your program

This webinar will feature Kent Pekel, Ed.D., President and CEO of Search Institute; Jenna Sethi, Ph.D., Research Associate; and Justin Roskopf, Senior Survey Specialist.

Go to the Search Institute website at to register,

Update to the Timeline

Here is an update to the location of the March 16, 2015 Southwest Brown Bag

March 16, 2015
(Optional) Southwest Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan
Regional 21st Century Community Learning Centers Fiscal Year 2016 New Applicant Training: From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at:

University of Cincinnati/Edwards One, Room 2115, Cincinnati, OH 45221. Participants can park in the Corry Garage at 51 W. Corry Blvd.

Overview of the CCIP system and the process of working and submitting the grant application. Register for this training via STARS.