Thanks for joining us at 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

Thank you for joining us at AEA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.


During Evaluation 2017, we explored 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 discussed YFE topics, such as:

  • Innovations in designs of youth focused evaluations

  • Lessons from youth-focused evaluation studies

  • What works to improve use of youth-focused evaluations

  • 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.

ÜYFE TIG Conference Sessions

Check-out the YFE website for a listing of 36 TIG-sponsored Conference Session (http://comm.eval.org/youthfocusedevaluation/new-item/new-item) 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!