The purpose of the Youth Focused Evaluation TIG is to create an inclusive and participatory space for all evaluators (both adult and youth) that focuses attention on the practices and outcomes of positive youth development, and participation in a wide array of informal and formal contexts. The YFE-TIG speaks to the unique needs of youth and adult evaluators by promoting the development and use of tools and methods leading to practical and transformative outcomes for young people.
The YFE-TIG supports youth and adult researchers and evaluators to build best practices and methods related to:
Enhanced program quality
Youth/adult professional development, participation and voice,
Research ethics education
Youth participation in the AEA and YFE TIG, and
Co-creation of a knowledge exchange (online) community
2230:Measuring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for Youth Learners: Which Assessment Approach is Best?
2912:Shifting Locations of Power: Youth Voice, Leadership and Skill Building in CBPR Projects
1365:Climbing Hart's ladder of participation: A sampling of methods for engaging youth in evaluation
1401:Connected Youth Initiative: A Collaborative Evaluation Study of Well-Being in Rural Nebraska
2628:Evaluating alternative education models to reach out-of-school children
1944:Fostering Healthy Habits for Youth and their Adult Mentors in a Community-Based Mentoring Program
3017:Multi-Level Participatory Evaluations: Local Examples of Young People Leading Evaluation and Research in their Communities
1680:Setting a Positive Youth Development Learning Agenda: Using a Learning Agenda to Mobilize a Global Community
1063:The Future of Youth Program Evaluation: Tools for Linking Program Quality with Youth Outcomes
1524:The Role of Monitoring and Evaluation in Young Girl Leadership Development: A Case of 200 young girls in the Sagnurigu and Nanumba districts in Ghana.
2613:Youth-focused evaluation to promote positive sexual health development in culturally-specific programs
1731:Advancing Equitable Development for Youth: Making New Tools for Both Program and Evaluation
2826:Camp as Developmental Context for Specialized Youth Populations: Telling the Evaluation Stories of Three Camps
2665:Engaging Opportunity Youth in Evaluation
1984:From respondents to evaluation practitioners: Engaging youth leaders as a path to renewing the field
1212:Evaluating Data Collection Systems for Youth Programs
2032:Kids Say the Darndest Things: Challenges in Designing and Administering Surveys for Youth
1065:Reflexivity and Ethics of Practice in Youth-Focused Evaluation
1629:Training Youth Researchers from a Global Perspective
2041:Walking the tightrope of data collection: How and how much should we engage youth?
1580:YPAR: Let's Learn and Connect!
YFE2:Youth voice in YFE
YFE3:Real World YFE: Implementation Challenges & Opportunities
YFE1:Participatory YFE Methods
1921:Teen Opinions Count: Engaging Youth Voice Through Group Concept Mapping
2238:Youth Perspectives on Evaluation: Youth Participatory Evaluation in Minneapolis Public Schools
TIGBM60:Youth Focused Evaluation TIG Business Meeting
1963:Youth at the Center at Every Step—From Design to Interpreting and Reporting Results
2644:Lessons learned evaluating a program that seeks the labor inclusion of vulnerable young people in contexts of social violence
1137:Principles + Principles = More Empowered Youth: Using Principles-Focused Evaluation and/or Principles for Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation when Involving Youth in Program Evaluation
YFE4:YFE in global context