Promoting youth’s interest and curiosity throughout the course of the day is an important priority for high-quality programs. Staff are energetic and enthusiastic, demonstrating active engagement in activities with youth. By asking open-ended questions and encouraging youth to think through problems, staff play a critical role in facilitating students’ self-reflection and helping them brainstorm potential solutions.
Case Study: Steppingstone Foundation’s College Success Academy (5th through 8th grade)
Steppingstone Foundation’s College for Success Academy is an academic out of school time program for Boston Public School students in grades 5-8
Camp Harbor View (6th through 9th grade)
Camp Harbor View is a four-week long, all day, summer program for students 11 to 14 years old. The program offers opportunities for skill development in athletics, education, arts, and leadership.