How does School’s Out Washington decide which programs to list in the directory?
Some programs are added by School’s Out Washington staff and reflect information that is publicly available on an organization’s website. Most programs, however, are listed by the organization that operates the program. School’s Out Washington reviews but does not formally vet these programs.
Programs must meet the minimum criteria of offering expanded learning or supportive services for youth in Washington who are between the ages of 5 and 24. Program providers include nonprofits, businesses, and agencies that provide afterschool enrichment, childcare, youth services, and a range of other opportunities.
The presence of a program in the youth program directory does not imply an endorsement by School’s Out Washington nor does it imply the suitability, availability, quality, or capacity of the listed program. Families and advocates are encouraged to investigate and then decide for themselves whether a particular organization, site, or program fits their circumstances and needs.
I see my program in the youth program directory, but the information is inaccurate or missing. How can I fix this?
If your program is already listed in the youth program directory, you will need to create an account with Elevate Washington and then claim your organization. Once you’ve been verified, you will be able to edit existing info and provide more detailed data. Here’s how to claim your organization.
How does the member system work?
Elevate Washington collects information about organizations, the site locations where programs are offered and details about each program.
Information in the member system is structured hierarchically with the Organization at the top, then Site(s), and then Program(s). Some organizations have one site and one program and others have multiple sites and many programs.
Each level has a unique profile where you enter information. Details range from contact information to youth demographics. An overview of the data we collect can be viewed here.
Once your organization is approved, your sites and programs are automatically listed on the youth program directory (you have the option to unpublish programs, btw). You can also can invite other staff to join and help update profile information.
About Elevate Washington
Elevate Washington is a service of School’s Out Washington, the state’s leading resource for expanded learning professionals.
Elevate Washington is a community resource that captures and maintains critical data on Washington’s youth-serving programs. From site details and youth demographics to funding sources and program locations—our insights and analyses are designed to inform programming, funding, systems-level strategy, advocacy and more.
How does School’s Out Washington use provider data?
Elevate Washington asks for a range of information that is used to inform research and reporting that School’s Out Washington produces. A smaller set of information is displayed on your public-facing profile page in the Youth Program Directory.
Information used to create reports and share insights with partners is presented in aggregate form—meaning it’s part of an anonymized compilation of data with the sum being the data point that is shared. Specific details about your organization and programs are never revealed without your permission.
Information used in aggregate reporting includes:
- Funding sources and totals
- Staff and board demographics
- Youth demographics
- Program enrollment details
When you add or claim your organization profiles, you must agree to this data sharing agreement.
What kind of data does Elevate Washington ask for?
Elevate Washington collects information about organizations, the site locations where programs are offered and details about each unique program. Below is an overview of the types of data we ask for.
- Organization details
- Funding sources
- Youth, staff and board demographics
- Site and program details (address, contact info, cost, eligibility requirements, offering categories, times of service, days of service, etc.)