Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project
From 2008-2012 Raw
Art Works collaborated with Zumix,
Theater Offensive, Medicine
Wheel Productions, and the Hyde
Square Task Force to form the Boston Youth Arts Evaluation
Project (BYAEP). BYAEP developed a framework and tools to measure
the three main outcome areas which are characteristic of arts-based
youth development programs:
I CREATE: builds artistic, problem solving, and expressive
Youth develop skills in artistic engagement, problem solving, critical thinking, and expression.
I AM: strengthens identity.
Youth develop confidence, knowledge of self, an informed cultural identity, and a positive view of their future.
WE CONNECT: develops community.
Youth develop meaningful relationships and civic engagement as they contribute to and are recognized by an inclusive community.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council supports all five BYAEP organizations through
our YouthReach Initiative
and served as an advisor to the four-year collaboration. We are
happy to share with the field this rich collection of resources
and tools for program evaluation developed through BYAEP as a
significant contribution to the field.
The Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project from Real To Reel on Vimeo.
Executive Summary & Key Findings
Overall Reflections on Evaluation
Brief History of Adolescence & Youth
Creating an Evaluation Plan &