The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality has partnered with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to develop a unique Program Quality Assessment for summer programs. The pilot combines elements of the Weikart Center's Youth Program Quality Assessment with NSLA's Comprehensive Assessment of Summer Programs to create a process that meets the needs of these programs by capturing specific aspects of summer program culture, and by adjusting the assessment and improvement process to fit into a tight summer timeline.
The pilot will be conducted this year in Baltimore, Md.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Oakland, Calif. The pilot is made possible by support from the William T. Grant Foundation, the Packard Foundation, and the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation. There will be a workshop on the partnership and pilot process at National Conference on Summer Learning in November. For more information and to register, visit www.summerlearning.org/conference. The Weikart Center is a division of the Forum for Youth Investment.