Youth Program Quality Initiative (YPQI)

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SPOKANE COUNTY UNITED WAY BRINGS BEST PRACTICES TO YOUTH PROGRAMMING WITH THE YOUTH PROGRAM QUALITY INITIATIVE (YPQI), PART OF THE SPARKWIND MOVEMENT. 

Students participating in high quality after school programs went to school more, behaved better, received better grades and performed better on tests than youth not participating in quality programming.

Our Goal

We invest in high quality after school programs to help children and youth succeed in school and in life.  These efforts align with our education work to reduce the educational achievement gap by providing access to quality programming for all youth in our community.  

Participating Community Programs

Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County

Camp Fire Inland Northwest

Communities in Schools

Crosswalk (Volunteers of America)

Daybreak Youth Services

East Central Community Center

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Gonzaga Center for Community Action and Student Learning (CCASL)

 

Liberty Park Kids

Neighborhood Networks (Emmanuel Family Life Center)

Next Generation Zone

Northeast Youth Center

Odyssey Youth Movement

YMCA of the Inland Northwest

 

Additional Information

Spokane County United Way collaborates with School's Out Washington and the Raikes Foundation for this effort.

YPQI Informational Flyer

Sparkwind Movement Informational Brochure

For program inquiries or involvement opportunities please contact Sally Pritchard, VP, Community Impact.