Youth Program Quality Assessment


The Youth PQA is a research validated instrument designed to assess the quality of youth programs for the purposes of accountability, evaluation, and program improvement. The instrument has been used in a wide variety of settings including after-school, community-based, camp, drop-in, and mentoring.

The Youth PQA is a dual purpose instrument, robust enough to use for high-stakes accountability and research purposes, and user-friendly enough to be used for program self-assessment. It is both an evaluation tool, and a learning tool.

The Youth PQA is a set of items which assesses youth access to key developmental experiences.

The Youth PQA is currently being used nationally in numerous state-wide and county-wide accountability, evaluation, and improvement systems.

For more information, download the brochure or visit the Youth Development Group page.