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Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary: “Speaking in One Voice”

Resource type: Research Report

The Forum for Youth Investment |

Out-of-School Time programmes in the United States can benefit from adopting easy and cost-effective common youth-, programme- and system-level measures, which are described in this issue brief by the Forum for Youth Investment. The Forum is a grantee of The Atlantic Philanthropies

This commentary from the Forum for Youth Investment highlights the work of the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems, a collaborative of mature, city and county-wide nonprofit OST intermediaries, to develop and adopt common youth-, program- and system-level measures that are easy and cost-effective for local systems to implement. By agreeing to adopt and publicly report against a common set of outcomes, CBASS hopes to spark more efforts to use common measures to assess program productivity and success, hold providers accountable to quality, demonstrate after-school’s contribution to the successful development of children and youth and contribute to system-building and sustainability.