The Survey of Academic and Youth Outcomes Youth Survey: SAYO Y

The Survey of Academic and Youth Outcomes Youth Survey (SAYO Y) is designed to complement the SAYO S and T and the APT, or to be used on its own. SAYO Y is to be completed by youth online. Research suggests that certain youth experiences and outcomes are critical to youth's future success. In line with this research, the SAYO Y is comprised of three surveys; youth's experiences in the afterschool program; youth's sense of competence; and youth's future planning and expectations.

The SAYO Y is adaptable; programs can administer all or portions of the SAYO Y depending on their goals. For an overview of the SAYO Y and how it fits into the APAS system, download the APAS brochure (pdf).

Goals of Training:

  • Learn about SAYO - and how it should be used.
  • Learn how to:
    • Plan your SAYO Y data collection.
    • Customize the SAYO Y tools to align with your goals.
    • Prepare staff to administer the SAYO Y to youth.
    • Collect SAYO Y data.
    • Understand and use your findings.

Targeted Audience:

  • Afterschool staff, coordinators or directors, supervisors, and 21st CCLC personnel interested in utilizing the APAS system.

 Training Format Options:


If you are interested in SAYO Y, you may also be interested in the SAYO S & T and the APT.


For more information on APAS and to learn if it is right for your program please call 1-781-283-2547 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction to SAYO-Y Youth Survey Tool from NIOST's Director

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Ellen Gannett, Director of NIOST, explains how youth voices are heard and carefully considered when using the SAYO-Y outcomes survey tool.