Media-Smart Youth Program Evaluation Report‐Now Available for Download
The NICHD recently completed an in-depth evaluation of Media-Smart Youth to:
- Assess how the curriculum can be implemented in an after-school program environment
- Measure the program outcomes among the youth who participated
The NICHD conducted the evaluation of Media-Smart Youth using a randomized group experimental design. Pairs of schools with after-school programs were matched according to socioeconomic status of the school and were randomly assigned to either the experimental or the control group. Other steps were taken to ensure a rigorous design.
The results showed that youth who participated in Media-Smart Youth groups displayed an overall increase in knowledge and skills in nutrition, physical activity, media awareness, and media analysis compared with youth in the groups who did not participate.
The Media-Smart Youth Program Evaluation Report is available to view or download.
Media-Smart Youth Program Evaluation Fact Sheet—Now Available for Viewing, Download, or Order.
Program managers and facilitators will find Media-Smart Youth Program Evaluation Fact Sheet informative and helpful for generating interest in and support for Media-Smart Youth. The Fact Sheet provides a concise description of the Program evaluation, with information on how the evaluation was conducted, the evaluation results, and comments from Media-Smart Youth program facilitators around the country about the Program.
The Media-Smart Youth Program Evaluation Fact Sheet is available to view, download, or order. You can also order the Media-Smart Youth Program Evaluation Fact Sheet by calling the NICHD information Resource Center at 1-800-370-2943.