- Evaluation Studies
YES is an evidence-based curriculum and has been evaluated through a variety of methods. The YES pilot study included both process and outcome evaluation. Analyses indicate that the YES participants were less likely to become victims of a crime in their neighborhoods, had better conflict resolution skills and reported less time watching TV or using computers than nonparticipants. The current NIH–funded Youth Empowerment Solutions for Positive Youth Development study is examining the effects of YES compared with standard after-school care in eight middle schools in Genesee County, Michigan. The study began in 2010 and continued through 2015. Analysis of the results is underway.
Learn more about the research behind YES and link to a list of YES publications.
- Evaluating Your Program
YES has developed several measures and evaluation tools to evaluate the YES program, including pre- and post-test questionnaires, a process evaluation questionnaire, fidelity observation forms, and teacher logs. Evaluation materials are available for download through the University of Michigan TechTransfer.