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Join us for a panel discussion on Youth-Focused Evaluation with representatives from Minneapolis Public Schools and youth members of CityWide who participated in YPE and/or the Youth Voice Proposal project.
In the last 20 years, there has been a growing base of scholarship to highlight the importance of creating opportunities for youth voice, and how developing ways to equip young people with the skills to conduct quality research and evaluation can inform their voice (e.g. Sabo Flores 2007, Checkoway & Richards-Schuster 2003). At the same time, there have been increasing efforts to engage youth voice across fields. For example, countless youth development organizations in the out-of-school time (OST) field have integrated youth voice into their own program evaluation. In addition, both nonprofit and public sector organizations have created structural opportunities for youth input, such as a student representative position on a school board.
Much of what we know about YPE, however, has been generated by adult researchers with limited knowledge about how young people themselves experience their roles in YPE. As the field moves forward, there is a need to hear directly from youth to understand how YPE impacts youth, as well as empowers youth to impact the policies and programs they evaluate. YPE can improve not just programs designed to serve them, but also the evaluation field as a whole.
Room and ParkingAssembly Room at Minneapolis Public Schools - Davis Center
1250 W Broadway Ave, MinneapolisParking lot is free on north side of the building
Develop your evaluator competencies in the areas of: acting ethically through evaluation practice that demonstrates integrity and respects people from different cultural backgrounds and indigenous groups (1.1) and context focusing on understanding the unique circumstances, multiple perspectives, and changing settings of evaluations and their users/stakeholders (3).
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