Standards for child and youth development programs

2020 Edition

Child and Youth Development Program Administration (CYD-AM) 1: Authorization to Operate

The program operates as, or as part of, a legally-authorized entity.

Interpretation

The program may be, or be part of:
  1. a public agency, such as a school or the military;
  2. a nonprofit with a governing body incorporated or authorized to conduct business in the state where it operates or is headquartered and with a duly promulgated charter, constitution, and/or bylaws; 
  3. a nonprofit organized as an identified sub-unit of a religious body that has legal status or is an identified sub-unit of another legal entity recognized under state law; 
  4. a corporation sole; or 
  5. a for-profit organized as a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability company, or association with a duly promulgated charter and other appropriate governing documents.
2020 Edition

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Purpose

Sound administration and management increase program quality and sustainability; promote financial accountability and viability; support transparency and openness; and reduce risk, loss, and liability exposure.
1
The program’s practices reflect full implementation of the standard. 
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement.
3
Practice requires significant improvement.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.
Self-Study EvidenceOn-Site EvidenceOn-Site Activities
  • Bylaws/charter/articles of incorporation, or other documentation showing the program operates as (or as part of) a legal entity
No On-Site Evidence
  • Interview:
    1. Program Administrator and/or Director