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Youth-Focused Week on AEA365

It is an exciting time to be engaged in youth-focused evaluation!  Our week to highlight some of this work as part of AEA365 is coming up in December, the week of the 21st.  We would like to invite members of the TIG to submit blogs for this week.  Submissions will be reviewed and selected by members of the YFE TIG Leadership team.

Of particular interest are pieces related to the following themes:


  1. New and creative ways of involving youth in evaluation, especially youth-led evaluation, including lots of tips.
  2. Development and use of methods beyond surveys; don’t forget to share those great resources!
  3. New perspectives and voices in youth evaluation, possibly from newer members, students or professionals. For example, we would love to hear from youth themselves, sharing their experiences with evaluation or leading it.
  4. Lesson learned from doing youth-focused evaluation.


Submissions should be submitted to Nick Petten (nick@pettenconsulting.com) by November 16th, 2018 and must adhere to the following guidelines:


  • Post is written in the first person
  • Post is fewer than 450 words total, not including the title
  • Post is focused on topics of interest to evaluators
  • Post introduces the author(s) by name at the beginning
  • Post includes weblinks to items referenced in the text
  • Post avoids self-promotion
  • Post avoids jargon, spell out acronyms and abbreviations
  • Post includes aea365 subheads in bold (*AEA subheaders are: Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, Lessons Learned, and Get Involved – these should be the only subheaders used, but each may include further description, such as “Hot Tip – Use clear subheads: …”)
  • It does NOT use APA style, instead has narrative references
  • Post includes a description of each resource  (not just a link, but at least a descriptive title)

For more information about the AEA365, please check-out: http://aea365.org/blog/contribution-guidelines/


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Have a resource to share? Please contact Nick Petten (nick@pettenconsulting.com).

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