Now Available - APT Online Training!

Get access to the Assessment of Program Practices Tool (APT), a quality assessment tool designed to help programs examines practices that research suggests are linked to youth outcomes. Easy to use and flexible. The APT tool is available at no cost upon completion of a NIOST training which is now available online. Learn more>>

National Afterschool Matters Fellowship Launched

The National Afterschool Matters Fellowship (NASM) launched this fall, bringing together 23 passionate and dedicated out-of-school-time (OST) and youth development professionals who, over two years, will engage in reflection, inquiry, and writing activities that position them to inform and contribute to the quality of programs, practice, and the broader field. Read more>>

A Continuum Approach to Career Development

OurWork 1In a newly published report, Exploring the Promise of a Continuum Approach to Career Development Systems: Aligning Efforts across Early Childhood, Afterschool and Youth Development, NIOST research associate, Betsy Starr and NIOST director, Ellen Gannett look at the benefits of a continuum approach and the components of a career development system. Read more >> 


New Directions for Youth Development

niostHPboxSpecial issue of New Directions for Youth Development, edited by Jean Wiecha of RTI International, and NIOST's Georgia Hall, features research that supports child and youth wellness.  read more>>