Youth Participatory Evaluation

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YOUTH PARTICIPATORY EVALUATION
By: Nou Yang, Padah Vang, and Pao Thao
YOUTH PARTICIPATORY EVALUATION
I. Welcome and Introductions
II. Youth Leadership Initiative program
III. Overview of Youth Participatory Evaluation
a) Defining YPE
b) Our YPE Process and the YPQA tool
lV. Reflecting your own program
V. Evaluation
BY: NOU YANG, PADAH VANG,
AND PAO THAO
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
PAO THAO
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HARDING SENIOR
HIGH SCHOOL
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10TH GRADER
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16 YEARS OLD
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EMERGING LEADER
FOR YLI
PADAH VANG
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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
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11TH GRADER
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17 YEARS OLD
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MENTOR FOR YLI
NOU YANG
● DIRECTOR FOR YLI
● PROVIDES SUPPORT
AND STRUCTURE TO
PROGRAM
Welcome and Introductions
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YLI’s mission is to develop leaders
for today that are able to work
across multicultural differences
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Youth Participatory Evaluation or
YPE is a team of youth in YLI that
uses the YPQA method to improve
YLI’s program quality.
OV E RV IE W O F E VA LUAT IO N
➢ Evaluation is a systematic process
➢ Evaluation involves collecting data
➢ Evaluation is a process for improving
knowledge and decision making
➢ Everyone is an evaluator
➢ Everyone has different values
ASSESS
IMPROVE
PLAN
WHY YPE?
Padah Vang
•
Pao Thao
Nou Yang
Learn and see YLI
•
Learn new skills
from a differenct
•
A chance to improve the
process of evaluation
program
with youth
perspective
•
Be part of the change
•
Skill building
•
To give back to the program
•
•
Opportunity to share
Align our evaluation
process with our
youth – adult
partnership model
YOUTH PARTICIPATORY EVALUATION DEFINITION
❖ Youth Participatory Evaluation or YPE is
Definition from Kim Sabo-Flores
“Youth participatory evaluation involves young people in the
process of evaluating the programs, organizations, agencies, and
systems that have been designed to serve them.
❖ The YPE process can be completely youth-driven, or it can be
conducted in partnership with adults.
YO U T H PA R T I C I PATO RY E VA LUAT IO N - O U R D E F I N I T IO N
❖ 2013-2014 YLI Quality Team Definition
By Maddy, Pao, Xe, Say Meh, ThengYeng, and Padah
“A youth-driven process, in partnership with adults, that allows for youth and adults to work
together, share their opinions, and co-create a process for evaluation.
An opportunity for youth who have experience in the program have an understanding of the
program’s core values.
A process of critical analysis of the data collection, resulting in meaningful
recommendations that involves stakeholders in taking action to improve the quality of the
program; where youth get to evaluate and change their program that benefits all
stakeholders in YLI and improve the program quality where youth and adults learn, develop
and improve their various evaluation skills, while improving the program itself.”
OUR EVALUATION PLAN
Milestone
Deliverable
September
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Conduct a quality programming workshop with youth leaders
Recruit youth leaders to take on this project
October
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Orientation to YPE
Define group purpose
Share past history of YLI’s evaluation efforts
November
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Assist the large group in having a quality experience during
Action Teams as they learn about different issues
Learn about evaluation
Determine timeline
December
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Learn about quality programming
Learn how to assess quality in after-school programming
Observe and collect data using YPQA tool
Data entry
January
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Review data collected and make meaning
Determine missing data
Make recommendations to improve quality programming
Identify with staff and volunteers key behavioral changes
PRACTICE NOTE TAKING
● Observe image
and take notes
on what you
see.
EFFECTIVE NOTE TAKING
❖ Plan on observing at least one hour of programming
❖ Notes should include quotes, actions, and other factual information
❖ Rich detail in snapshot form
❖ Focus on interactions
❖ Describe who, what, when, and where including the materials used - what you see in the room
❖ Should be objective - recognize your own bias
❖ Can stand alone - someone should be able to read your anecdote and understand them
❖ Can be used for more than one item
❖ Remember that your notes are all you have to rely on later on in the evaluation process
NOTE TAKING #2
● Let’s practice
again!
● Observe and
use your new
skills in note
taking.
YOUTH PROGRAM QUALIT Y
ASSESSMENT (YPQA)
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What is it?
○ The YPQA is a systematic
method that measures the
quality of a program
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How is it done?
○ By using your notes you then
use the YPQA packet and rank
each section with a 1,3, or 5.
with 1 being the the worse and 5
being the best.
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What does it evaluate?
○ It is categorized into 4 different
sections: Safe Environment,
Supportive Environment,
Interaction, and Engagement. By
evaluating all 4 of these
categories it measures and
averages the quality of a
program.
Y PQ A VA LIDAT E D IN ST RU M E N T
The instrument consists of the
domain. Within each domain
there are items for which you
have to score what you see.
Scoring scale: 1,3,5
Ratings must have supporting
evidence.
ANALYZE DATA
OUR RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YPQA DATA
#1 STRUCTURE ACTION TEAMS TO MAXIMIZE YOUTH AND
A D U LT S WO R K I N G TO G E T H E R
#2 PRACTICE OR INCREASE THE USE OF LEARNING FOCUS OR
SKILLS TO BE LEARNED FOR EACH ACTIVITY
# 3 PROV ID E R E FLE C T IO N T IM E AT T HE E N D O F E AC H S E S S IO N
S O T HAT YO U T H C A N S HA R E T HE S K ILLS T HE Y A R E LE A R N IN G
#4 TO HAVE A YOUTH QUALIT Y COACH
AGREE VS. DISAGREE
My program engages youth in the evaluation
process.
It would be easy for my program to implement
Youth Participatory Evaluation.
CLOSING
Why do you ladies and gentlemen think that
us youth are running this workshop?
TIPS ON ENGAGING YOUTH IN YPE
 Open-minded adult advisor who will work in equal partnership with youth
 Adults, know when to hold our hands and when to let go
 Be ready to put in additional time for meetings, trainings, etc.
 Small group size (ours is 6)
 Have participants who have been part of the program but still active in it be part
of YPE
 Build trusting relationship with youth – do what you say you will do
 Youth, don’t be afraid. It’s your program; be the change. There is no limit to what
you can do.
THANK YOU
FOR YOUR TIME!

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