Evaluation 2019: Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, and Renewal

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Engaging Opportunity Youth in Evaluation

Session Number: 2665
Track: Youth Focused Evaluation
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: marginalized groups, Participatory Evaluations, Youth
Session Facilitator: Justin Roskopf [Sr. Research Associate - Search Institute]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Amy Syvertsen [Director, Applied Quantitative Research and Sr. Research Scientist - Search Institute]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Jessie Saul [North American Research & Analysis, Inc.]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Michelle Gerrard [Wilder Research]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Maude Dornfeld [Executive Director - Life House]
Time: Nov 14, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)
Room: Hilton Marquette VI

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

This roundtable session will explore the challenges, and the incredible importance, of engaging opportunity youth in mixed methods evaluation. Opportunity youth are young people ages 14-24 who are either homeless, in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, or otherwise disconnected from school and work. In this session, panelists will share their experiences working in, and with, community-based programs that serve opportunity youth, including the evaluation design, methodologies, and how young people have been engaged. Inviting the audience into the discussion, panelists will share strategies they have used to build trust with opportunity youth and community-based programs and to form authentic partnerships that benefit opportunity youth.

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