Youth Participation Evaluations for Program Outcomes

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ACT for Youth Centre for Excellence ACT for Youth Centre for Excellence

Youth participatory evaluation (YPE) is an approach that engages young people in evaluating the programs, organizations, and systems designed to serve them. Through YPE, young people conduct research on issues and experiences that affect their lives, developing knowledge about their community that can be shared and put to use. There are different models of YPE: some are completely driven by youth, while others are conducted in partnership with adults.

Center for Youth Program Quality Center for Youth Program Quality

The Youth PQA is a research-validated and field-tested tool designed to evaluate the quality of youth programs and identify staff training needs. This hands-on workshop prepares participants to conduct program self-assessment. Since the Youth PQA is an evidence-based assessment tool, it relies on observation and interview. At the training, videos provide an eye into after-school programming and participants get an almost-there experience. Notes and observations are used as evidence to score items. Participants also complete an Implementation plan that describes how they will conduct their own program self-assessment. The Basics training is also offered online

Sample Evaluations Sample Evaluations

Sample Camp Evaluation Form A camp evaluation form is a document which aims to gather opinions of campers regarding their experience at a particular camp. Such an appraisement form is an exercise in analysis and it involves studying the views of people and noting their approval and disapproval. Through such document, the strengths and weaknesses of the camp come to the fore and give an idea regarding the changes required.

Science Direct Science Direct

Program Inclusion Reaching everyone: Promoting the inclusion of youth with disabilities in evaluating foster care outcomes Children and Youth Services Review Volume 35, Issue 11, November 2013, Pages 1801–1808 Science Direct Efforts to evaluate foster care outcomes must avoid systematic exclusion of particular groups. Although often unrecognized as such, youth with disabilities are highly overrepresented in the U.S. foster care system, and yet youth with some disabilities, including those with intellectual, serious emotional, and physical impairments may be underrepresented in research and evaluation studies evaluating foster care outcomes

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Strategies for Youth Strategies for Youth

Assessment of Police/Youth Relations Elements of an Assessment include interviewing and surveying of officers, youth, and community leaders. The assessment also focuses on crime statistics for teens, deployment of officers, and organizational distribution of resources to use for working with youth, as well as effectiveness of partnerships with youth-serving, community-based organizations.

University of Victoria Centre for Youth & Society University of Victoria Centre for Youth & Society

Participative Evaluation Youth participatory evaluation is an approach that engages young people in evaluating the programs, organizations, and systems designed to serve them. Young people conduct research on issues and experiences that affect their lives, often developing knowledge about their community that can be shared and put to use. There are different models of this type of collaborative research, some are completely driven by youth, while others are conducted in partnership with adults.

Evaluation Ice Breakers Jump start your program evaluation with these creative and easy to use tools! Making time for these important conversations beforehand can provide insights and ideas into what your evaluation process will look like, what areas your organization should focus on, and how to prepare for issues that may arise

Youth Learn Youth Learn

Sample Evaluation Instruments Practitioners in youth media and technology programs seek exemplary tools that can be easily adapted to measure how young people's lives and learning are transformed through program experiences. Includes samples of working evaluation instruments that have been developed and used by the Time Warner-funded youth media programs.

Youth-Adult Partnership in Community and Government (U.S.) Youth-Adult Partnership in Community and Government (U.S.)

Youth and Staff Evaluating Their Own Programs by Libby.Bestul July 13, 2011

The YALPE Resource Kit supports your group through all phases of evaluation, from collecting data to using results for organizational improvement. YALPE includes a step-by-step guided process, surveys, tip sheets, and templates for data entry, analysis, and report writing. The YALPE Resource Kit allows youth and staff to evaluate and strengthen the quality of their programming. It can also be used to communicate program strengths to funders and inform governing boards and strategic planning processes.

Youth.gov Youth.gov

Youth Involvement and Engagement Assessment Tool A key component to positive youth development is to make sure youth not only have quality experiences, but are also fully engaged as active participants. However, this process takes time. It is suggested that organizations and community-based partnerships should assess this every six months.