Does your program make a difference? How do you know? Evaluating your program is critical for sustaining a successful youth program, so having a basic understanding of program evaluation is important for youth workers.
We've asked Mary Marczak, University of Minnesota Extension evaluation and research specialist, to offer this short course on program evaluation. Mary works alongside Extension teams to evaluate more than 70 family and youth programs, ensuring that programs make a positive difference in people's lives. She takes the fear out of this topic and helps you understand the process of evaluation and how to apply it to your program.
Calling all youth workers in northern Minnesota!
The Youth Work Institute is offering two of our signature courses at the Brainerd Public Library in Brainerd, Minnesota. Program quality-The toolkit session is a train-the-trainer session that can be used either to make immediate program changes or as a way to extend quality improvement efforts with new staff after the Quality Matters year-long series. Youth engagement matters is based on a new research framework, Rings of Engagement, which emphasizes the range of types of youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships.
We've scheduled these classes on back-to-back days so that people who have to travel to the sessions can get the most out of their travel time. Join us for both classes, or register for just one day.