National Education Conference

February 17-19, 2021 • Virtual Programming

Afterschool Youth Speak Up About Quality

Want to know what young people think of after-school programs, what they need, and what makes them participate? We’ve asked them – and you can too. Youth are not generally included in conversations around quality youth development – even though their buy-in and participation are crucial to achieving positive outcomes, especially as they get older. In this session, participants will hear directly from youth and other key stakeholders about what high-quality youth development really looks and feels like. They will learn how to infuse youth voice in their agency operations, governance, and management. Participants will leave the session with concrete ideas for developing a youth-friendly after-school program top to bottom.