Powerful Voices has a strong commitment to providing high-quality programs. In 2009 Powerful Voices was selected as one of the first organizations in Washington State to join the Raikes Foundation Youth Program Quality Initiative. The result has been an investment in utilizing research-based program quality assessment tools.
2011 Program Quality Rating
4.68/5.0 - Creates a safe environment
4.46/5.0 - Creates a supportive environment
3.58/5.0 - Youth are engaged
Since we began using the YPQA in Spring of 2009, our scores in all domains have steadily increased.
Program quality is measured using the Youth Program Quality Assurance (YPQA) measurement tools developed by the Weikert Center for Youth Program Quality. Internal and external evaluators visit our programs, observe our practices and use this evidence-based quality standard to ensure the effectiveness of our programs.