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Healthy Kids | Program Quality Self-Assessment (2021)

Introduction

Thank you for taking a part of your day to complete the Healthy Kids Program Quality Self-Assessment (HKPQSA) (Rev A). The purpose of this assessment is to measure the quality of your out-of-school time (OST) program across seven quality indicators:
 
1) safety;
2) supportive relationships;
3) meaningful youth involvement;
4) skill building;
5) community involvement;
6) appropriate structure; and
7) positive social norms (Eccles & Gootman 2002).

When program administrators optimize all seven quality indicators, youth participants are more likely to experience positive long-term outcomes. This assessment provides you, the program’s decision-maker, an opportunity to discover your program’s strengths and weaknesses and, ultimately, to make improvements to your program.
The results from this assessment will inform you of the extent to which your program utilizes a positive youth development approach, which emphasizes a focus on positive, developmental outcomes for youth. Upon completion, you will receive an email with your organization’s results, which will identify your program's potential weaknesses and strengths related to each of the seven quality indicators. It is recommended that program administrators develop and implement quality improvement plans to address any weak quality indicators to increase the likelihood of achieving their program’s objectives.

The HKPQSA is currently open to all out-of-school time (OST) providers in the Paso del Norte region twice a year. Currently, the assessment is available to those OST providers interested in evaluating programming that occurred between approximately September 2020–May 2021. The assessment will be available again in the fall of 2021 to evaluate summer programming that approximately occurs between May 2021–August 2021. 

Note:  This assessment was developed by the United Way of El Paso County. If you have any questions about the content of the assessment, please contact Enrique Garcia Peralta at egarcia@unitedwayelpaso.org. If you have any issues completing the assessment (such as the website not working or you did not receive an email with your findings), contact Christopher C. Villa at christopher.villa@gmail.com.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation may support one or more of your OST programs. Please know that your results of this assessment do not affect current or future funding opportunities. Results of all self-assessments will be shared with the United Way of El Paso County and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation staff to inform capacity building and technical assistance opportunities and inform strategic planning.