Youth Program Quality Initiative has been part of the Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs since 2017. Ys all over the state of Illinois have participated in learning how to improve their programs through data. We have partnered with the David P. Weikart Center to help guide us through the many parts of YPQI to enhance our programs across the state. 

For information about the David P. Weikart Center and their work with YPQI, visit