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Monday, September 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Indicators of Youth Personal Agency

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The Sundance Research Cohort is a partnership between the Sundance Family Foundation and Wilder Research to measure impact of 12 Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) programs. The Sundance Research Cohort has developed a set of indicators that measure the personal agency of youth to complement their Work Readiness Survey (modified from the Department of Labor’s WIA Tool) that measures 14 indicators of work readiness.  A self-administered Youth Retrospective Survey measures key indicators of youth’s social emotional development, such as confidence, trust and personal goal identification.  These indicators measure both the impact of programs on youth and are important for youth's future success.

This presentation will describe the YSE model: a trifecta of social/emotional development, community engagement, workforce readiness & agile thinking, outline the challenges of measuring future youth success, review tools to measure success, and discuss how those tools can best be used by other nonprofits seeking to measure youth personal agency.

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Peg Thomas

Executive Director, Sundance Family Foundation
I have been managing a Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) "earn and learn" model where nonprofit youth training programs support the recruitment and retention needs of local employers and manufacturers. We make the connections.

Jennifer Valorose

Wilder Research

Monday September 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Heritage Gallery
  MEASURE, Children & Family
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)

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