We all agree on the importance of evaluating our programs, but how do we present the data in an interesting and informative way so that stakeholders understand the outcomes we're achieving? That is the topic of Sam Grant's blog post this week. She has a few ideas, and suggests that we spend as much time preparing to communicate the data as we do gathering it. Weigh in!
What initiatives do you see happening in youth programs that can help youth to live healthier lives? Research shows that teen teachers gain knowledge about healthy living -- as well as gaining in leadership skills and youth development benefits generally -- when they teach healthy living. Read about this study and Carrie Olson's wish for a healthier new year in the Youth Development Insight blog.