Program Design and Evaluation
Flipside After School continually works to improve the program participation, quality, experience and outcomes for participating students through regular evaluation. By enrolling in this program, your child may participate in program evaluation activities such as surveys, polls or focus groups. This information is important for us to keep up with program trends to meet the needs of participants. For detailed information, please see the Flipside Data Privacy Notice. Surveys are also available for review below.
Flipside Data Privacy Notice ENGLISH
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Program Youth Experience Survey
The youth experience survey is given to youth who participate in flipside more than 5 days within one session/semester. Youth who particiapte all year, would likely complete the same survey twice. Their answers on this survey help us assess the quality and program outcomes that we strive to reach for participants.
Research on high quality programs
All young people need a variety of experiences to develop to their full potential. All youth need an array of experiences to reduce risk-taking and promote both current well-being and successful transition into adulthood." -Eccles, J., & Gootman, J.A.. (Eds.). (2002). Community programs to promote youth development.
"A recent study has found that regular participation in high-quality afterschool programs is linked to positive outcomes for children and youth." - Vandell, Deborah Lowe, Ph.D., Study of Promising Afterschool Programs, 2007.
The Flipside is continually working on implementing high quality programs based on national research and best practices. Research has identified the following key features as essential to quality programs.
- Physically, psychologically and emotionally safe
- Appropriate structure
- Supportive relationships
- Opportunities to belong
- Positive social norms
- Support for a sense that youth matter
- Opportunities for skill building
- Collaboration with family, school and community