program formatstrategic initiativesBENEFIT/SWOT ANALYSIS
evaluation objectives

Evaluation Objectives

Surveys provided by the After-School Initiative’s (ASI) Toolkit for Evaluating Positive
Youth Development – developed by The Colorado Trust and National Research Center Inc. (to be completed monthly and end of program).

Results and assessments of the field trips and guest speakers

Students ability to describe the various careers that were covered

Student journaling  of their special interests,  required preparation and skills to enter into chosen field of work

The results from the ASI’s surveys will show growth in the different 4-Fold skills technique (Head, Heart, Hand and Health). These skills include decision making, reasoning, critical thinking, communicating, building relationships and developing a sense of purpose and many more.

Classroom teachers and parents’ feedback will also be noted. The students’ performance and behavior are key milestones.

Career Challenge Bowl Performance (CCB)

Critical Thinking
compiling supporting information to highlight the career cluster they have chosen

Creative Thinking –  creatively display the research on the
information gained from the field trips, guest speakers, and classroom activities.

working together as a team. Compiling individual information and collectively
presenting as team.

Communication –
how well they  communicate in their teams and how well they articulate and portray the career subjects they have

ASI Toolkit - Three Evaluation Surveys

Sense of Self

Head Skills 
  • Achieving goals
Health Skills 
  • Developing self esteem
  • Managing yourself
  • Developing a sense of purpose
  • Developing a positive view of future. 

Life Skills

Head Skills 
  • Making decisions
  • Solving problems
  • Reasoning
  • Thinking critically
  • Planning and Organizing 
Heart Skills 
  • Communicating
  • Interacting socially
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Building relationships 
Hand Skills 
  • Working in a team
  • Exercising leadership 
Health Skills 
  • Managing stress

Program Quality

Assess the student reactions to staff and activities.


  • Regular daily classroom performance
  • After School performance - Completed survey both pre- and post assessments

Tracking Performance 

  • Student Database – containing individual files for each student
  • Tracking – charts and graphs of student performance in the normal classroom and TFO activities