Every Hour Counts intermediaries support programs serving 240,000 children and youth each year. Their collective accomplishments and experience as practitioners creates a platform for policy work that can influence the national field.
The Every Hour Counts strategy for policy change blends advocacy, practice and technical assistance. Every Hour Counts:
This policy commentary by the Forum for Youth Investment highlights the work of TASC and its partners in the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) to develop and adopt common youth-, program- and system-level measures that are easy and cost-effective for local systems to implement.
The Collaborative (CBASS) published this report to document the critical role intermediaries play in the development of after-school systems in their cities. This report shows how intermediaries have helped increase the quality, sustainability, and availability of after-school and offers a vision for public policy change to support the continued growth of after-school.