Children and youth who participate in Out-of-School Time programs gain the personal, social, emotional, and educational assets needed to support healthy development, increase well-being, and facilitate a successful transition through childhood and adolescence, and into adulthood.
Examples: Please see the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide and COA’s PQI Tool Kit for more information on developing and using program logic models.
Examples: Information that may be used to inform the development of the program logic model includes, but is not limited to:
the needs of children, youth, families, and the community; and
the best available evidence of effectiveness.
Examples: Desired outcomes can include, but are not limited to: improved social and emotional functioning; improved school attendance/participation; reduced behavioral problems; increased academic achievement; and increased aspirations for college and career. Logic models will often also include outputs and outcomes related to establishing a positive program climate that allows all children and youth to feel socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually safe and supported, as addressed in OST 5.08.
Organization policy prohibits:
the use of aversive stimuli;
withholding nutrition or hydration;
inflicting physical or psychological pain;
the use of demeaning, shaming, or degrading language or activities;
overly punitive restrictions;
forced physical exercise to eliminate behaviors;
punitive work assignments;
punishment by peers; and
group punishment or discipline for individual behavior.