Quality Action Plan

The 7 Components

Our ExCEL programs strive to create high quality school based afterschool experiences for youth. We imagine ourselves as a vehicle—supporting young people on their academic, social, and emotional journeys.

Windows

The windows on the bus help us get clear on the three primary programmatic areas of any ExCEL program.

Safe & Supportive Culture & Climate

Healthy Active Youth

Aligned Academic Support

Wheels

The wheels represent both the foundation and the mechanism that keep our programs constantly moving towards our goals.

Strong Systems & Structures

Intentional Program Design

Doors

The doors of the bus are labeled Equity and Access. Our ExCEL programs strive to create high quality school based after school experiences for students. We imagine ourselves as a vehicle—supporting young people on their academic, social, and emotional journeys.

Equity

Access

Theory of Action

The development of the Quality Action Plan is informed by the Theory of Action and driven by data. The QAP improvement process helps sites to strategically plan and reflect on their practice. Intentional design and implementation of high quality programs will contribute to positive benefits for youth.

The Theory

ExCEL’s Theory of Action illustrates how intentional program design and implementation creates high quality programming and impacts student success. More than 20,000 students are served by ExCEL after school programs annually. Providing high quality after school experiences for these youth can result in positive benefits that may contribute towards their success in school and life. ExCEL’s Quality Action Plan is informed by this Theory of Action and grounded in the values of growth mindset. ExCEL after school programs participate in a structured planning & reflection journey to learn, grown, and provide high quality programs for SFUSD students.

Creating Systems and Structures That Support Program Quality

ExCEL partners with school sites and community based organizations (CBOs) to build a  strong system of support. This system supports our site programs in creating and  implementing high quality after school experiences for SFUSD students.

Bus

ExCEL After School Programs

Bridge

Capacity-Building Support System

Pillars

Primary Partners Who Contribute to the System

Waters

Current system challenges that exist in our work

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Location

20 Cook St.
San Francisco, CA 94118