Author: Ellen S. Gannett, M.Ed.
Year Published: 2016
As expectations for high quality afterschool and out-of-school-time (OST) programs continue to rise, a skilled, stable and committed OST workforce is critically important. Yet supports for youth workers, and resulting staff quality, remain uneven at best due in part to a highly fragmented landscape. Compensation remains stagnant and opportunities for professional advancement and public recognition remain practically non-existent.