Putting youth participatory evaluation into action: Lessons learned and innovations
March 14, 2013
Minnesota Youth Council survey results (3 MB PDF)
Katie Richards-Schuster defines participatory evaluation as a process in which people join together and develop knowledge for action and change. It involves people in evaluation, community assessment, policy analysis, and other studies and it can give young people the power to ask their own questions and influence organizations and communities in unexpected ways. She offers that moving towards "evaluation research as program participation" can significantly change how we practice youth work. Join Katie as she shares lessons and innovations from Detroit, Michigan and other cities utilizing youth participatory evaluation, and the implications of this evaluative practice in local communities and the field of youth work.
Ever wonder what youth have to say about leading evaluation in youth programs? This video, created by youth and practitioners from the Brooklyn Youth Council and the Minnesota Youth Council, gives us some telling advice. They spent the evening together as a part of a learning cohort exploring youth participatory evaluation.
This event was made possible by the Howland Family Endowment for Youth Development Leadership at the Minnesota 4-H Foundation.