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Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project
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Project Collaborators
Executive Summary
& Key Findings
BYAEP Framework
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Overall Reflections on Evaluation & BYAEP
Brief History of Adolescence & Youth Development
Creating an Evaluation Plan & Designing Tools
BYAEP Handbook
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BYAEP Workbook
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Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project

From 2008-2012 Raw Art Works collaborated with Zumix, The 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:

Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project Handbook cover art by Boston artist Thonah Ep. Ep was a youth arts participant for ten years, beginning when he first came to Raw Art Works at the age of fourteen. After graduating from high school, he continued to remain an active member of RAW’s community by serving as a guest artist, art instructor, and gallery coordinator.
Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project Workbook cover art by Boston artist Thonah Ep. Ep was a youth arts participant for ten years, beginning when he first came to Raw Art Works at the age of fourteen. After graduating from high school, he continued to remain an active member of RAW’s community by serving as a guest artist, art instructor, and gallery coordinator.

I CREATE: builds artistic, problem solving, and expressive skills.
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.

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Project Collaborators
Executive Summary & Key Findings
BYAEP Framework
BYAEP Tools
Overall Reflections on Evaluation & BYAEP
Brief History of Adolescence & Youth Development
Creating an Evaluation Plan & Designing Tools
References
Acknowledgements

 
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