Youth Development

Researching Youth Development Programs Near You

So, you’re thinking about enrolling your child in a youth development program. What type of research have you done? Are you confident in your choice of program? Here are a few tips for researching such programs near you.

  • Ask Around - Chances are, you have a friend, co-worker or neighbor who knows something about the program. What have their experiences been? You may even learn of other programs around you this way.

  • Check Online Reviews - While you should always take online reviews with a grain of salt, these can be a great way to get an inside glimpse at what’s happening in some of these programs.

  • Ask for a Tour - Before you sign your child up for any program, ask if you can stop by and tour the facility and see the program “in action.” This can help you feel more confident about what day-to-day activities would be like for your child.