Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Kurzfristig (< 1 Jahr)
Mikro (Individuum)
Psychisch & Physiologisch

achievement of positive youth development as a result of the project

persönliche Entwicklung / Erwerb von sozialen und personalen Kompetenzen

The ability to call this project a success comes from the weekly progress and growth that was observed by the group leader. The goals were to offer a short term group within which the members could grow and learn just a little bit and be able to demonstrate the importance of work like this.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

drama group at youth center in an urban setting
Three month drama group at a youth center in an urban setting in a New England state through the local department of human services youth division. The mission of this division and its five youth recreation centers is to provide educational, recreational and leisure activities to all its members. Through community-based youth centers, members gain from age-appropriate life-skills, fitness, social events and other opportunities, which contribute to their healthy development as young people. These activities are provided in physical and social environments that are safe and supportive of the young person’s need to learn, explore and belong.
3 months
pre-teens (between 10 and 13)
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

The evaluation of the project consisted of a series of qualitative data components collected throughout the process. The primary focus of the analysis was on the assessment of the growth in the group decision making skills as well as the growth in individuals’ ability to work as a group. These assessments were made by analyzing journals, a video taped session, and group leader observation. Brief questionnaires were also given to the participants before the final performance as well as to the adults who attended the final performance.
10 members with 6 girls and 4 boys