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Program design and evaluation

Positive youth outcomes are too important to leave to chance. Strong program design includes needs assessment, program planning, appropriate structure, continuous quality improvement and evaluation.

Practical guides

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Evaluating youth and education programs

By Sam Grant

If you are in charge of running education or youth programs, you might need some help with evaluation. 

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Developing high-quality learning environments for youth

By Jan Derdowski and Karen Beranek

Focus on designing a high-quality experience regardless of the learning environment.

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Working with youth from a distance

By Kari Robideau and Ann Nordby

You already know how to work with youth.  You can offer them meaningful experiences even when you can't meet face to face. 

Quick Guide: Hosting virtual games

By Courtney Johnson

Hosting online games is one way to connect with youth and families at home. 

Reviewed in 2020

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