Youth-led Evaluation for Social Justice

Naomi Milstein, Cesar Hernandez, Celia Soto, Ana Amaya
Chicago Freedom School
Friday, 2:15p.m. - 3:45p.m. -- Maryland 342

This workshop will discuss efforts by the Chicago Freedom School (CFS) to use participatory evaluation as a tool for youth-led social change. From assessments of citywide youth voice to recent work that engages youth as program evaluators, CFS has developed a model for participatory evaluation built on a framework of social justice, critical pedagogy, and community organizing practices. This workshop will provide an overview of CFS’s evaluation approaches and will engage participants in learning evaluation strategies that they can use in their youth programs, classrooms, and organizing.