Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) is a partnership of funders, intermediaries and providers dedicated to building a quality OST system that will contribute to the healthy successful development of young people as they progress through their school years, graduate from high school, and enter into adulthood.
Click here to read "Once Upon an APOST".
STRANDS OF WORK:
Standards of Practice
APOST is committed to upholding quality elements of practice in programming that promote positive youth development and support the successful transition to adulthood.
Professional Development & Technical Assistance
APOST is committed to the belief that the key to quality OST programming is a well-trained and supported staff.
Communications & Advocacy
APOST is committed to providing a forum to foster communication between all stakeholders while advancing a public and policy agenda.
Positive Youth Development
APOST is committed to providing services and opportunities to support all young people in developing a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and empowerment.
APOST is committed to utilizing data for monitoring the quality and impact of successful programming.
Funding & Sustainability
APOST is committed to supporting the collaborative efforts and programmatic funding levels needed to meet the partnership goals.
For more information, please contact Mila Yochum at APOST@uwac.org or 412.456.6876.
Open Casting Call---APOST Seeking Characters for Committee Participation
As APOST continues to move forward with a quality systems-building effort, your expertise is needed and your opinion wanted! Attend one (or more!) of the upcoming Committee Meetings and learn how you can play a role.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mila Yochum at APOST@uwac.org or 412.456.6876.
For Your Review…APOST Best Practices Series
APOST has recently begun a series of work sessions called the “Best Practices in the Focus Areas.” The goal of this work is to provide a simplistic set of ACTIONS (not to be confused with objectives or learning outcomes) youth will participate in when attending an OST program which identifies itself as delivering the one or more of the following focus areas:
• Arts & Culture
• Athletics & Recreation
• Career Development
• Youth Leadership
• Service Learning
• Social Development
• Health & Wellness
Please take the time to read about the goals and purpose of the process.
This is exciting stuff! The APOST community has completed its first set of “Best Practices in the Focus Areas!” Thanks to the hard work and knowledge of our local OST providers, various community-based organizations and a national expert reviewer, APOST now has a simplistic set of ACTIONS (not to be confused with objectives or learning outcomes) that providers, families, school districts and all others interested can view and understand just what youth will participate in when attending an OST program which defines itself as “Career Development.”
Click here to view the Best Practices in Career Development.
Next up: Best Practices in “Service Learning.”
For more information please contact Mila Yochum at APOST@uwac.org or 412.456.6876.