Dedicated to Quality

We know that high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs play a critical role in keeping K-12 students on the Cycle of Success by providing the academic enrichment and supportive relationships they need to stay engaged in school and graduate. "[Y]oung people who regularly participate in quality after-school programs benefit in terms of academic performance, social and emotional learning, prevention, and health and wellness" (Every Hour Counts, 2016). Through our initiatives, we are committed to helping programs and the students involved reach success in their academic lives and beyond. 


What Do We Do?

BOOST partners with afterschool and summer learning programs for K-12 youth to improve program quality through:

  • Research-based quality standards and assessments
  • Technical assistance
  • Goal setting
  • Data tracking
  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Peer sharing
  • Funding opportunities