July 28 | Webinar Recap: Finding and Selecting Tools for Your Outcome Evaluation

Show and tell time! A program evaluation provides evidence (data + stories) that can allow a program ‘show and tell’ how youth experience the program and any changes that have resulted for them

You can download a PDF of the webinar here.

On July 28th, we hosted a webinar on how to ‘painlessly’ identify indicators and measures that are right for your youth program evaluation.

In this webinar, Jessica Noble, YouthREX’s Central Hub Manager, Corliss Bean, a YouthREX Research and Evaluation Specialist, and Eugenia Duodu, Executive Director of Visions of Science introduced participants to the inventory of measures that YouthREX is developing. Using a CES case example, they walked us through how to select outcomes, indicators and measures. They demonstrated how YouthREX’s online evaluation toolkit, part of our recently launched the eXchange for Youth Work, can support your youth program evaluation.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

1. Logic Model Template
This template provides space to fill out a logic model, as well as definitions of common words used when discussing logic models.

2. YouthREX’s Evaluation Toolkit for Youth Programs
We have brought together resources that can support you to conduct an evaluation that moves beyond just ‘proving’ the worth of your program to funders to also ‘improving’ your program to better support youth wellbeing

3. Understanding Logic Models by Way of a Simple Analogy
Since there is no one standard way to constructing a Logic Model, you may be shown examples that run from basic to complex. Avoid the complex. Logic Models are easy if you know how to think about them.

Jessica Noble
Central Hub Manager, YouthREX

Over the past several years, Jessica has conducted process and outcome evaluations on youth-focused, community-based projects, including a recent role as a project coordinator for an access-to-education program. She has a special interest aiding in evaluations for prevention programs utilizing a participatory approach. Community engagement through evaluations is a key process of community development, building capacity, and ensuring a variety of voices are heard.

Corliss Bean
Research and Evaluation Specialist, YouthREX

As well as being a YouthREX team member, Corliss is also doctoral student at the University of Ottawa where her research focus is in positive youth development, and specifically, the development, implementation, and evaluation of youth programs, with a particular focus on sport and physical activity. She has several years of experience in conducting process and outcome evaluations and working with community-based youth organizations to build capacity around youth programming. Moreover, she has worked with two national sport organizations in the development and evaluation of various programs, including a training program for youth golf instructors to build their capacity around teaching life skills through sport.

Eugenia Duodu
Executive Director, Visions of Science

Eugenia is an award-winning chemist, who holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Toronto. In addition to her success as a scientist, she devotes her time and energy to community and global outreach initiatives and strives to be a mentor and advocate through participating in various boards, organizations, and councils.

As the Executive Director of Visions of Science, her focus is to provide engaging programs and opportunities for youth who are traditionally under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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