Seeing Results

As each program is implemented, we use ways to measure its effectiveness in initiating positive change in our community. One of the ways we measure program success is through surveys given to students, parents/guardians, and the non-profits and local business owners with whom we collaborate. We report all program results to our board members, directors, funding partners, collaborative partners and donors on a regular basis.

Each program will be evaluated based upon the strategic objectives and goals set forth as follows:

Y.E.S. Chef! Culinary Program

Description of Project:

The Y.E.S. Chef! Culinary Program is a project that fosters a meaningful collaboration between schools and local restaurants to support mentoring of high school students who have expressed interest in a culinary career pathway.

Strategic Objectives/Goals Aligned with Project:

    • Develops meaningful collaboration 
    • Mentoring
    • Foster career pathways
    • Relationship building 

Measurement/Evaluation of Program Success:

    • Number of mentoring hours
    • Career Pathway Affirmation – Done by surveying students at the completion of each program semester
    • Career Pathway – Job Placement
    • Meaningful Collaboration/Relationship Building – The participating schools and restaurants renew their commitment to the project for subsequent semesters

What’s Your Story? Filmmaking Program

Description of Project

The What’s Your Story? Filmmaking Program fosters a meaningful collaboration between industry professionals and community organizations to provide youth with an experiential learning opportunity in the film industry.

Strategic Objectives/Goals Aligned with Project:

    • Develops meaningful collaboration 
    • Mentoring
    • Develop essential life skills
    • Foster career pathways and/or entrepreneurship
    • Develop leadership skills and problem-solving skills
    • Relationship building 

Measurable Goals:

    • Successful identification of a film project
    • Number of mentoring hours
    • Interviewing
    • Completed film project