- Program Organization & Structure
- Supportive Environment
- Engagement in Activities & Learning
- ACT Skills Framework
Strong program organization and structure encourages students to focus on their learning, rather than being distracted by logistical concerns or needs. Learn how programs design arrival routines, transitions between activities, and program schedules to promote student success.
In programs with a supportive environment, students develop strong healthy relationships with each other and with program staff. Learn how programs create and maintain a positive climate, which enables students to build skills, take risks, and try new things.
Overall Socio-Emotional Environment
STAFF BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
Staff Positively Guide Behavior
Informal Time: General Staff Performance
Youth Relations with Adults
Youth Relations with Peers
Helps Youth Socially
SUPPORTIVE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
Supportive Adults Present
High engagement in activities and learning results when staff provide opportunities for leadership and participate alongside students. Learn how programs take intentional steps to help students enjoy activities, feel challenged, and participate with enthusiasm.
NATURE OF ACTIVITY
STAFF PROMOTE ENGAGEMENT & STIMULATE THINKING
LEVEL OF YOUTH PARTICIPATION
Informal Time: Youth Engagement and Behavior
YOUTH FEEL ENGAGED
Youth Feel Challenged
Helps Youth Academically
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP
The Achieve, Connect, Thrive (ACT) Skills Framework codifies the skills necessary for college and career success, unifying Boston's out-of-school time around a common vision of youth development. Learn how programs support the development of the ACT skills.