Utilizing Youth Participatory Evaluation for 4-H Program Improvement

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Utilizing Youth Participatory Evaluation for 4-H Program Improvement

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University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development




Minnesota 4-H Youth Development staff facilitated a Youth Participatory Evaluation project of youth-adult teams in the northwest region. From the pilot project, we found that young people, when supported by adults, have a successful experience in evaluating programs that are personal to them. We also found that this work has potential to change the quality of clubs by deepening the engagement of adults and youth through evaluation work. We conclude that similar projects could serve as a gateway for inviting youth's voice and their meaningful engagement in 4-H clubs.


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Santl, Karyn. (2016). Utilizing Youth Participatory Evaluation for 4-H Program Improvement. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/195125.

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