Discovery Youth Evaluation 2002 - 2003
Below are the goals that CDM outlined in the original proposal describing Discovery Youth (DY). Beneath each goal is a brief description of the most relevant success and challenge that arose in each case as articulated in interviews, focus groups, and the projects that participants created.
The Successes and Challenges pages of this site discuss these findings in more detail and include the many successes and challenges that popped up during the program year that were not part of the original goals of the program.
Goal: By June 2003, 70 young adolescents (45 in Year One and 25 in Year Two) will produce 27 media pieces for radio, video, and the Web
Goal: By June 2003, 75 percent of participants will indicate increased confidence, greater social skills, and development of stronger relationships with peers.
Goal: By June 2003, 75 percent of participants will indicate having experienced a positive relationship with one or more caring adults (program staff, project advisors, professionals)
Goal: By June 2003, 70 young adolescents will increase their health knowledge through research and media design projects as measured by youth questionnaires and lead health awareness projects for younger museum visitors.
Goal: By June 2003, 700 young people in Santa Clara County will be exposed to high-quality, health-related radio, video, and Web presentations led by program participants
Goal: By June 2003, through service learning projects, participants will design and implement health-related activities that benefit 10,000 young children in Zoom Zone
This report was written by Dan Gilbert. Feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org