At Metro United Way, we connect the people and organizations with the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We know that our community faces the harsh reality that 1 in 5 high school students will not graduate on time. But, we also know that, together, we can overcome this challenge. You can support not just one student but thousands by partnering with Metro Untied Way to become a Youth Program Quality Assessor this fall!

Quality out-of-school time (OST) programs are universally recognized as an essential tool to help students increase their attendance, engagement in learning, test scores and grades. To ensure that our OST partners provide quality programs to the youth they serve, they are assessed using the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) system. We invite you to take part in this transformative and critical process as a YPQI Assessor. 

As a YPQI Assessor you will:

• Play an integral role in improving out-of-school time programs that help students across our community graduate high school prepared for college, work and life

• Receive nationally-recognized training valued at $1,500 and the opportunity to earn an External Assessor Reliability Certification from the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

• Conduct three assessments of youth serving programs in the fall of 2016 and three in the spring of 2017

In total, these components amount to approximately 36 hours of volunteer service in the fall and 15 hours in the spring. Learn more and sign up to become a YPQI Assessor here, or contact Mandy Simpson at or 502-292-6169.

Together, we can realize our vision of a community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives—the building blocks of a good quality of life.