We believe that quality is at the center of everything we do, and we work to ensure all our projects are rooted in best practices and high quality principles. From this mindset and interest in building awareness across Oregon, our quality campaign was born. The campaign has five main focus areas that have been identified as components of quality:
Inspiring Student Dreams – Programs spark interest so students have a greater chance to realize their full potential, attend school more often, and are more likely to graduate.
Supporting Systems and Structures – Afterschool programs are shaped by community need and are integral part of the system that helps all students thrive in school and life.
Parent & Family Engagement – Afterschool programs help build safer, stronger, and smarter communities, keeping youth safe and helping families balance work and life.
Quality Professional Development – Providing Professional Development is essential to enhancing program quality and implementing relevant youth development practices through engaging expanded learning opportunities.
Building School and Community Partnerships – Effective programs involve community partners to support locally-driven solutions, get students ready for college or career, and strengthen relationships with local industry.
This initiative will highlight the benefits of afterschool and summer programs, building the network of providers, partners, stakeholders, local leaders, and legislators supporting our collaborative work. To accompany visual campaign pieces (videos, graphics, etc), OregonASK will create and distribute materials/templates that can be used by partners to help share their own message to parents, partners and community members. Now, more than ever, afterschool and summer programs must share their story and impact to continue serving the most underserved children in our communities.