Youth Program Quality Improvement

In partnership with the The United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, the Mary and Frances Youth Center manages the implementation of the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) quality improvement process for out-of-school-time service providers across the region.

MFYC's involvement in the process supports the center becoming a local and regional youth training resource for youth program quality and youth development professionals.

Utilizing the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality system, the process empowers education and human service leaders to adapt, implement and scale best-in-class, research validated quality improvement systems to advance child and youth development.

2019-2020 Participants

The organizations below reflect the diversity of our region and the relevancy of YPQI.

  • Art 180
  • ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Blue Sky Fund
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Church Hill Activities and Tutoring
  • Downward Dog Dance & Yoga
  • Fit4Kids
  • Henrico Education Foundation 
  • James River Park System
  • JumpStarz
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Mary and Frances Youth Center
  • Maymont Foundation
  • Peter Paul Development Center
  • Project Yoga Richmond
  • City of Richmond Parks & Recreation
  • Richmond Public Schools
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
  • Side by Side
  • Sports Backers
  • Virginia Credit Union
  • Virginia Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Victoria's Kitchen
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond

Testimonials from Past Participants

“I appreciated finding out the strategic steps to improvement, change and what could impede that.”

“I’m so glad I had the opportunity to look at the assessment data and formulate a plan in a suitable working environment.”

“I enjoyed the various perspectives of other community leaders in Richmond. Since the forum allowed for open discussion, I learned a lot from other organizations. Great information!”

“The trainings have been interactive, engaging, and very helpful and informative.”

“I’ve learned real ways to implement sustainable change.”

Richmond YPQI is also supported by:

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