Breaking it Down: Defining the Framework & Evaluating the Impact of a Peer Education Program
AbstractEvaluation in the field of youth development continues to evolve. Youth development programs vary significantly in their focus, setting and outcomes. Community-based programs seeking to create or strengthen their evaluation methods and tools may have difficulty identifying what to measure and how to capture anticipated outcomes. This article focuses on a youth development program combining service learning and peer education, serving urban adolescents ages 14 to 19. The purposes of this study are: 1) to illustrate a strategy used to clarify and align core activities, anticipated outcomes and evaluation tools, and 2) to provide an overview of the updated data collection instruments created by the program.
Research & Evaluation Studies
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