The University of Pittsburgh and APOST (Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time) are partnering to explore how the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 pandemic) is impacting youth workers. The 10-minute survey will ask about feelings, thoughts, and behaviors related to your work and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

• Youth workers include heads of organizations, directors, managers, interns, volunteers, service members, program assistants/associates/coordinators, librarians, troop leaders, mentors, office managers, controllers, development managers, teaching artists, social workers, research managers, communications coordinators, consultants, etc.

• Youth-serving organizations include: after school, before school, summer, art, weekend, and mentoring programs, programs during the school day led by community organizations, libraries, home programs, scouts, housing developments, and city departments.

Results from the survey will assist this partnership with coordinating, creating, and compiling professional development experiences and resources during this time of crisis and next steps following the COVID-19 pandemic. As a thank you for completing the survey you will have priority to the professional development experiences and resources that come from this work. In addition, four participants will be randomly chosen to each receive $50.

Please see the attached flyer for more information and contact Debralyn Woodberry-Shaw,, with any questions or concerns about the research study. For questions regarding APOST contact Stephanie Lewis, director at APOST, at