Measuring Youth Engagement

The Youth Engagement Community of Practice (YE CoP) managed by YouthPower Learning has worked to define meaningful youth engagement, developed messages for “pitching” youth engagement to different stakeholders, and discussed effective strategies for engaging diverse youth in program design, implementation, and evaluation. With the recent release of the Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit, the topic of measuring and evaluating youth engagement came to the forefront. While measuring youth engagement is discussed in the Toolkit, members of the YE CoP believe that there was more to say about illustrating the value of including youth in the development of the programs that serve them.

To help development organizations and other actors more effectively measure youth engagement, this resource provides a list of possible ‘targets of measurement’ that could be adapted for measuring engagement of youth in programs, community groups, and governing bodies.


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