April 18, 2017
Effective out-of-school time programs partner with families, students and schools to achieve the best possible educational outcomes. As you plan your programming for this summer and beyond, make sure to get the input you need to keep those partnerships healthy. Here are some ways to get input:
• Informal “hallway conversations”
• Formal meetings with individuals or groups
• Structured small-group discussions
• Suggestion boxes
Not sure where to start? Check out our ready-to-use Y4Y stakeholder surveys!
If you’re planning a summer program, use the Family Survey and Student Survey from our new Summer Learning course. By administering these surveys at the start and end of your program, you can demonstrate your program’s impact, and find what you’re doing right and where you can improve.
You can align your program with school-day learning by using the Survey of Teacher Programming Needs to find out where students are struggling and could use extra support.
Finding out what families, students and schools think about your program (and ways they can contribute) can make it more effective. Y4Y stakeholder surveys can do some of the work for you. It’s the perfect place to start!