[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-third first infographic-header yellow” align=”right”]Our Mission[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”two-thirds green”]KYD Network serves as the intermediary organization for Kalamazoo County’s Out-of-School Time (OST) sector.[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-third first infographic-header yellow” align=”right”]Our Vision[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”two-thirds green”]is to ensure that all Kalamazoo county youth are college, career, and community ready by the age of 21.[/tile]
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13% of Michigan school-age youth participate in OST programs.
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44% would participate in OST programs if opportunities were available.
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-half first infographic-content-box white”]IMPACT: When after school participation is high and consistent, there is no gap in low and high income children’s math achievement at grade five.[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-half infographic-content-box white”]IMPACT: When youth participate in high quality OST programming they are more likely to engage in school and graduate.[/tile]

[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-header one-third first yellow”]WHAT WE DO[/tile]
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” title=”AFININTY GROUPS” class=”one-half first green”]Opportunities for OST sector to convene around specific topics to identify the issue, what we want to achieve, and how we will accomplish goals.

  • Social emotional learning
  • Inclusion and Equity
  • Advocacy
  • Youth Leadership

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[tile animate=”fadeIn” title=”TRAINING FOR NETWORK MEMBERS” class=”one-half green”]Professional development opportunities on topics of interest to the OST sector.

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Building and Sustaining Healthy Relationships with Youth

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  • Youth Worker Methods
  • Social Emotional Learning strategies for YDPs
  • Adult SEL
  • Quality Coaching

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[tile animate=”fadeIn” title=”ACTION FRIDAYS” class=”one-half green”] Opportunity for all OST stakeholders to discuss and make decisions regarding priorities.
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-header yellow”]Our Philosophy for Change[/tile]
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-third infographic-bubble yellow semi-bold”]QUALITY OF PROGRAMMING[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-half”]Youth who participate in high quality OST programs develop strong SEL skills they exercise in OST programming, in school, at home, and in their community.[/tile]
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-third infographic-bubble yellow semi-bold”]DOSAGE: HOW OFTEN DO YOUTH PARTICIPATE[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-half”]We believe that youth must participate in a minimum amount of OST programming to realize the fulest impact.

  • Recommended Frequency: 2 times per week
  • Recommended Intensity: 3-4 hours per session
  • Recommended Duration: 6 months or more

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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”fullwidth infographic-bubble philosophy-results” align=”center”]SCHOOL OUTCOMESSocial Emotional Learning (SEL)Youth who regularly attend OST programs begin to understand the value of attendance and this value transfers to the school-day.Culture of AttendanceOrganizations that participate in the Youth Program Quality Intervention improve quality ratings and become more youth-driven. As quality improves and youth voice becomes part of our work, more youth will participate.[/tile]

[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-callout-box green bold” margin=”0px 0px 0px 0px” align=”center”]Youth who participate in high quality OST programming improve in school:
attendance; behavior; and academic performance.[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-header” align=”center”]OUR IMPACT[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-third first green”] KYD Network uses the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) to measure improvements in program quality and target interventions (training & coaching).[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-third infographic-callout-box green”]OST organizations participating in Youth Program Quality Initiative have increased their quality in three of four domains.[/tile]
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”yellow bold”]Our affinity groups focus on a particular issue and are open to all members who have an interest in that area.[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”green”]The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Affinity Group formed when members learned that youth who participate in an intentional SEL strategy over a sustained period of time have higher grade point averages, score higher on standardized tests, and are less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. The Affinity Group is dedicated to planning, implementing and improving SEL opportunities for youth.[/tile]
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-fourth infographic-content-box white semi-bold” align=”right”]Youth served by organizations offering intentional Social Emotional Learning strategies show diminished need for SEL instruction, and more youth are now typical or have an SEL strength.[/tile]
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-fourth first infographic-bubble yellow” align=”center”]We are creating a culture of youth voice by[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-fourth green”]Supporting staff as they form and sustain youth councils within their organizations.[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-half green”]Advancing the Kalamazoo County Youth Cabinet, a group of 25 youth leaders, ages 14 to 20, who identify and work to address issues that are important to them.[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-header fullwidth”]OUR FUTURE[/tile]
[tile]Over the next 3 to 5 years, KYD Network will continue to build the OST system in partnership with our members and stakeholders. That system includes:[/tile][one-half-first]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-content-box white”]A shared vision: All Kalamazoo County Youth are college, career, and community ready by the age of 21.[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-content-box white”]A common definition of quality youth OST programming.[/tile]
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-content-box white”]County-wide coordination of the OST sector.[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-content-box white”]Engaged leadership from the sector and from Kalamazoo County Youth.[/tile]
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[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-half first infographic-content-box white”]Shared accountability for performance targets. [/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-half infographic-content-box white”]Increased capacity to ensure all youth have access to high quality OST programs[/tile]

[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”infographic-content-box white”]Sustainability and advocacy[/tile]
[tile animate=”fadeIn” class=”one-half first infographic-content-box white”]Sustainable public and private funding for the OST sector.[/tile]
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