YPERS Instructions

The YPERS Instructions provides detailed information about using the Army CYS YPERS online observation tool with the goal of improving youth program quality by enhancing positive interactions and youth environments.

The instructions include details about creating your YPERS Team, setting up your YPERS via the REACH website, how to complete the form and interpret the report. In addition, the instructions include useful information about using the YPERS Improvement Action Plan.

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YPERS Scoring Guide

The YPERS Scoring Guide is a hard copy of the scoring guide found within the electronic YPERS form. This document is intended to be a reference/resource for YPERS Team members as they conduct their observations. It includes guidance and examples for scoring each item.

The online YPERS Scoring Guide can be found by selecting the item question text within the YPERS online tool.

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YPERS Item Descriptions and Checklist

The YPERS annual process includes two assessments. One assessment is completed by the Child and Youth Professionals and the second by the Program Managers. The online YPERS tool is designed for use by the Program Managers.

The YPERS Item Descriptions and Checklist is provided for YPERS Teams to use when conducting either the assessment conducted by the Child and Youth Professionals (via checklist) or as a supplemental tool for the Program Managers completing the online YPERS tool.

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