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The Role of OST Programs in Building Soft Skills

Why are "soft skills" so important for young people? What can out-of-school time programs do to build these skills?
Information Update
February 17, 2012

Those are among the questions answered in this recent interview with Nicole Yohalem, co-author of a recent Forum for Youth Investment report, From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes. OST providers have found the report valuable because it reviews eight youth outcome measurement tools that are appropriate for use in after-school and other settings.