For over three years, the Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project (BYAEP) has worked on developing the framework and tools that identify and effectively measure the three main outcome areas characteristic of youth arts programs. These areas relate to artistic expression (I Create), identity (I Am), and community (We Connect).
The result of thousands of hours of research, discussions, experimentation, and analysis of results can be found in this downloadable 168-page handbook and workbook. We welcome other youth arts organizations to use our framework, adapt our tools, and to track, articulate, and improve their own youth development outcome areas. Through the challenge of an intense multi-year collaboration, BYAEP now offers the youth arts field a rich guide filled with resources and tools.
Visit the Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project's website here.
-Kathe Swaback, BYAEP Project Leader