Understanding Youth Empowerment Through Program Evaluation, Curriculum Planning, and Scholarly Writing
The Youth Advocacy Program (YAP) recruited, developed, and evaluated a High School Outreach Series to teach youth about child marriage and how they can become advocates for child marriage prevention. After a year of successful workshops, I look forward to synthesizing evaluation efforts into informational sheets and data visualizations that can be disseminated to potential donors and stakeholders. I will be working with Dr. Deardorff on developing a theory of change model for the program, and Dr. Prata on writing a brief that distills information on youth empowerment and child marriage. Finally, in collaboration with other Youth Equity Scholar (YES) students and Dr. Schotland, I will be analyzing post program data and addressing feedback as we develop the curriculum for next year’s YES cohort.