Assessing the impact and success of efforts to engage diverse youth and diverse communities in teen pregnancy prevention initiatives and programs may require specialized evaluation approaches.
The Working with Diverse Communities component works to build the capacity of Part A grantees to: 1) Integrate social determinants of health that impact teen pregnancy and cultural competency into work and evaluation plans and 2) Conduct evaluation that utilizes a participatory approach and is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations.
Within this section you will find Evaluation resources and tools that will help you to do these things, focusing on topics such as: community-based participatory evaluation methods, involving youth in evaluation efforts and broadening definition of process and outcome indicators.
Participatory Evaluation with Young People
Program for Youth and Community, University of Michigan– This workbook for youth describes participatory evaluation as “learning for action” and provides practical tools and learning activities for youth to plan, conduct and act upon assessments of programs and institutions in their communities. PDF
The Community Toolbox, Participatory Evaluation
Workgroup for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas– The Community Toolbox website is a virtual compendium of capacity-building resources, including detailed and practical information on building partnerships, assessing community needs, community engagement, advocacy and sustaining the work. This chapter defines participatory evaluation and answers the questions why, when, who and how.