Sharing the Stories
A Platform for Amplifying Youth and Organizational Voice
This platform provides youth-serving organizations with the capacity and consistent tools to tell the story of their youth programs, events, activities and initiatives through rigorous evaluation. Our platform supports youth and organizations to track outcomes that occur as a result of your program.
Our platform is grounded in our Four Pillars:
- Respect for young people's voice and their capacity to influence themselves, their peers, their organizations and the communities they live in.
- Listening deeply to what young people have to say so that we can ensure that our programs and initiatives are rooted in their best interests.
- Understanding what young people have to say by aggregating data generated by participating organizations to demonstrate youth trends and to identify opportunities for long-term change.
- Communicating what young people have to say across the country so that youth, organizations, policy-makers, funders and businesses remain connected and relevant to youth issues.
Our platform includes reliable and valid evaluation tools. Our methodology is grounded in the principles of Participatory Action Research (PAR). Subscribing organizations review our tools and select the ones that are the most appropriate for their programs and activities. We work with subscribers to make meaning of the data so that it can positively influence the program. Below is a visual of our StS Cycle: