Youth Outcome Toolkit

Building upon a five-year evaluation of the After-School Initiative funded by The Colorado Trust, and evaluations of other youth-serving programs, the National Research Center, Inc created the Youth Outcome Toolkit as a comprehensive evaluation resource for programs serving youth. The Toolkit contains a menu of youth survey questions encompassing nine broad outcome areas: Academic Success; Arts and Culture, Community Involvement, Core Values, Cultural Responsiveness, Healthy Lifestyles, Life Skills, Positive Life Choices, and Sense of Self as well as questions related to program quality. This Toolkit contains multiple versions of youth outcome survey templates to accommodate Spanish-speaking youth, high and low literacy youth, and various stakeholder groups (parents, staff and teachers).

The Toolkit also provides surveys for two different study designs (“post-only” or “pre-post”). In addition, the Toolkit offers programs step-by-step directions for designing an outcomes evaluation; including design, administration and data analysis. Access to a normative database also allows programs to compare their responses to a diverse sample of more than 3,000 youth. Surveys available in both Spanish and English, and Pre-Post and Post-Only versions. This toolkit is available free of charge if the data accumulated is shared with data shared with National Research Center in Boulder, Colorado (Contact: Sonya Wytinck; National Research Center Inc.; 3005 30th Street; Boulder, CO., 80301. Phone Number: (303-444-7863), Email:

Last modified: July 23, 2021

Language: English, Spanish