An essential part of any program’s sustainability plan is cultivating and strengthening buy-in from your key stakeholders, including funders, school, district, and community leaders. A great way to engage stakeholders and stay top-of-mind is to offer the opportunity to see the program in action through virtual or in-person site visits.
This checklist will help summer learning program leaders plan and execute site visits so guests leave the experience feeling enthusiastic about your impact and invested in the long-term success of your program.
The Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI) is part of BellXcel, a national nonprofit with nearly 30 years’ experience innovating educational solutions rooted in evidence. Drawing on decades of firsthand implementation experience and a culture of continuous improvement, SCRI bridges the research to practice to policy gap, to help partners strengthen goals, implement high-quality practices, expand to reach more young people, and advocate for improved policies.
SCRI acts as a backend evaluator for youth programs, customizing a suite of assessment tools to track progress in areas ranging from academic learning to staff professional growth and family engagement. Our partners use the visually appealing Impact Report to share results and program details with key stakeholders.