School Age Care as an Instrument of Social Skills Building in Youth

Brian Lovell, Concordia University, St. Paul
Tami Skinner, Concordia University, St. Paul


Due to societal changes, youth today are lacking the resources provided in the past to promote positive social development. The authors demonstrate that school-age care is ideally situated to build these skills in youth. In order for programs to assess how well they are building these skills, a social skills assessment instrument for school-age care programs is offered.