Engaging youth in a developmental evaluation of Raising the Grade
Raising the Grade is an innovative after-school program launched this year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) in 25 clubs across Canada. Through the use of online learning tools, mentorship, and the early promise of a scholarship, the program hopes to engage youth at risk of dropping out of high school and help them graduate from high school and enroll in post-secondary education. The proposed internship is part of a long-term developmental evaluation of Raising the Grade being conducted by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC). The internship will support the evaluation with a comprehensive review of the literature on the use of technology to promote student engagement, and engaging youth at one Club in the development of an electronic magazine about the early results of the evaluation. Both activities will help SRDC and BGCC learn more about how to engage youth in the program and the evaluation.