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New Tool to Help Middle Schoolers

Anyone who works with middle school youth will want to see this new publication from The National Human Services Assembly.
Information Update
January 23, 2013

Keeping Kids on Track in the Middle School Years: Investing in Out-of-School Time Staff and Volunteer Competencies as a Dropout Prevention Strategy. The brief explains why adults who serve middle schoolers in out-of-school time (OST) programs must have core competencies to be effective, then highlights three leading practices: training and development in working with this age group; aligning talent development with quality improvement; and investing in the competence of OST managers. The Youth Program Quality Intervention, developed by the Forum's Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, is among the models explained.

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