Why is data sharing important?
Data allows School’s Out Washington to shine a light on needs and gaps so that we can move quickly to address what is not working and channel resources accordingly. With good data we can have an impact on children and young people by:
- Equipping providers with tools and insights to inform programming decisions and target services to where they’re needed most
- Influencing policy and practice so that we can increase access to quality programs for young people—especially for low-income and BIPOC youth
- Capturing and maintaining youth and staff demographics data so that we have a lens on who’s being served and by whom
Should the same program at different sites be listed individually?
Yes, the same programs at different locations should have separate profiles. For example, if an organization hosts a Karate program at 5 different locations, each of those 5 sites should have a unique program profile. In order to make this manageable for larger organizations, program profiles can be easily duplicated, edited and attached to different site profiles.
What information is displayed in the youth program directory?
Most of the data you provide is not made public. However, some information is presented in the public-facing youth program directory. This information is intended help people find and evaluate available programs in their area.
- Program description and logo or photo
- Offering categories
- Site details and contact info
- Web page link
- Days and times of service
- Languages spoken
- Registration, eligibility and documentation requirements
Browse the youth program directory to see how your information will be presented.
Who should be an administrator? How do permissions work?
The person who adds an Organization profile is automatically made the Organization Administrator. Organization Administrators should be someone with access to an Organization’s internal reporting information.
You can change or add user roles in the “Users” tab in the member system. Organization Administrators can assign different roles such as Site Administrator, Program Editor and Read Only.
Site Administrator can view all profiles and edit specific sites and their programs.
Program Editor can view all profiles and edit specific programs.
Read Only can view (but not edit) all profiles.