Many of us have fond memories of summer camps or after-school programs. That special place or person who helped us learn, grow and expand our thinking during periods when we weren’t in school.
United Way’s Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) program provides research-based training to help these programs be as good as they can possibly be.
Out-of-school time programs like camps and after-school activities play a key role in helping young people stay engaged in middle school and on track to graduate high school on time. Our YPQI program offers a research-based approach to training and development for the people who run these important programs.
Our YPQI program includes:
- Quality assessments for programs to help them identify strengths and weaknesses
- Development of improvement plans that create a path for programs to address growth areas
- Individualized coaching to help staff execute on their improvement plan
- Trainings for youth workers and program managers
Coming Soon: A Fresh Approach
Here at United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, we believe in continuous improvement. That’s why we’re taking a fresh look at all aspects of Richmond YPQI and working on a plan to improve the program to better serve the community. We look forward to sharing more information in 2021!
Donate to your local United Way and help us continue offering programs that help students stay engaged in middle school. Just visit our donation page and select Middle School Engagement in response to the question, “Do you want to support an individual component of our work?”
For more information about Richmond YPQI, contact United Way’s Frank Cardella (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Important Update (July 2020)
As of July 1, 2020, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg has assumed full responsibility for the operation of Richmond YPQI. Both United Way and The Mary and Frances Youth Center remain committed to quality youth programming. Learn more.