HIGH FIVE® Quality at Play
St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club is a proud HIGH FIVE accredited organization.
HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s sport and recreation and holds true to the following five Principles of healthy child development that our research indicates are essential for quality programs.
HIGH FIVE’s unique and proprietary approach is built on a Quality Framework, consisting of:
- Training and Development for staff
- Program Assessments using the scientifically-validated QUEST 2 Tool
- Establishing Policies and Procedures to manage risk
- Creating Awareness of high quality programs for kids
HIGH FIVE provides an evidence-based approach to quality experiences for kids, empowering them to excel in life.
The children and youth program staff at St. Alban’s are trained in and use the Search Institute’s framework of Developmental Assets. These 40 Developmental Assets are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power during critical adolescent years to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. Search Institute organizes the 40 developmental assets into eight categories. The first four categories (20 assets) are “external assets”—relationships, experiences, and opportunities provided by nuclear and extended families, caring adults and peers, neighborhoods, and institutions within communities. The other four categories are “internal assets,” which focus on the commitments, values, skills, and outlook on life that guide young people’s choices.