Our Quality Standards were developed in partnership with OST stakeholders in Virginia by looking at both local and national models of quality standards. For OST providers, it is a tool to assess program quality, either alone or in conjunction with other  assessments. They were intentionally formed broad enough to apply to a variety of programs including rural and urban settings, school and community-based programs and diverse youth populations of varying backgrounds, ages and abilities. The Quality Standards can provide context to the recommended standards of the field nationally and in Virginia.