When intentional and explicit, out-of-school time programs have the capability to help students develop the knowledge and skills for success. These skills – such as relationships, perseverance, and critical thinking – help students thrive in the classroom, workplace, and life. High-quality programs help students build relationships with peers and adults and expose students to new settings and experiences. These experiences help students develop internal motivation and confidence, and discover their interests and strengths. With the support of adults and peers, students set short- and long-term goals in relation to their academic or personal ambitions. This approach to high-quality programming results in well-rounded and motivated youth succeeding in school and beyond.