See you soon in Washington, D.C.

for AEA 2017!

Youth Focused Evaluation


A Topical Interest Group for Evaluation About Youth, for Youth, and with Youth

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:

  • Research
  • Enhanced program quality

  • Youth/adult professional development, participation and voice,

  • Improved measurement

  • Research ethics education

  • Youth participation in the AEA and YFE TIG, and

  • Co-creation of a knowledge exchange (online) community

AEA Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.


During Evaluation 2017, we will explore four ways that our community can learn from evaluation to create better practices and outcomes. Evaluation is dependent on learning from each other and putting theory into action.

We look forward to hearing about and discussing YFE topics, such as:

  • Ü Innovations in designs of youth focused evaluations
  • Ü Lessons from youth-focused evaluation studies
  • Ü What works to improve use of youth-focused evaluations
  • Ü Lessons from others outside of evaluation that supports high quality youth-focused evaluations

Thank you to all those that helped us review the proposals for the conference.

We’re excited about TIG-sponsored activities that will be taking place at this year’s conference

ÜTIG Business Meeting! On Thursday, November 9th from 5:15pm to 6:00pm (session #TIGBM57). Our business meeting will provide a space for engagement, networking, and opportunities to discuss ideas within and across the TIG. We hope to spark new ideas, new collaborations, and new projects! Please join us! Light refreshments will be provided.

ÜYFE TIG Conference Sessions! Check-out the YFE website for a preliminary listing TIG-sponsored Conference Session (AEA 2017 YFE Sessions) or the conference program , filtering for Youth Focused Evaluation Track (http://www.evaluationconference.org/p/cm/ld/fid=505).


Our Summer 2017 Newsletter is available!