Program Nuts and Bolts

Youth Development programs are fun, fast-paced, and ever-changing.   The best programs coordinate resources from multiple agencies (both public and private), engage parents and educators, and inspire youth.  Given the scant resources that Youth Development programs must deal with and the amazing obstacles that children face, it is imperative that the programs that serve them serve them well.  Let Youth Development Solutions help you provide your best program by:

  • Assessing opportunities for program growth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), project-based learning, service learning, and thematic learning areas
  • Developing schedules that maximize staff’s skills and advance learning goals
  • Writing staff, parent, and youth participant manuals
  • Growing partnerships with schools, community groups, and parents
  • Developing detailed recruitment plans that engage and retain participants
  • Designing parent and youth advisory boards
  • Increasing youth and parent participation through incentives, advisory boards, and leadership opportunities
  • Assessing and designing data collection systems that meet program and funders needs