Maryland Youth Development Institute


The Maryland Youth Developing Institute serves as the umbrella for all MOST’s program quality initiatives. A commitment to continuous program quality improvement should be driven by data including program observation and examining program outcomes relative to program goals.

There are three main components of the Maryland Youth Development Institute

Current PLC Highlight

Career & College Readiness – Ten organizations from across Maryland have joined MOST in a two-year effort to increase intentionality around Career & College readiness activities for middle and high school afterschool programs.

  • Arts on the Block
  • Parks and People Foundation
  • Wide Angle Youth Media
  • Baltimore Youth Arts
  • Community Bridges
  • Francis Neighborhood Center
  • LTYC (Leaders of Tomorrow Youth C)
  • TecH Changers
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Community Law in Action

Year 1 was focused on implementing a data collection tool called Hello Insight.

Year 2 will be focused on a Train the Trainer Model with a new Career & College Readiness Toolkit which will be released by MOST during the fall of 2020.