BAM Evaluation Resources & Research
The First 10
University of Chicago Crime Labs lauds BAM & WOW programs in new report!
We are grateful for the University of Chicago Urban Labs partnership these past years and for including us in this recent report: The First 10, A decade of Impact at the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab. Their groundbreaking research on our BAM and WOW programs has enabled us to expand our reach to serve more youth.
“We are committed to using data to drive decisions to improve our impact. We believe in the continuous process of becoming a stronger, more effective organization and we truly appreciate the University of Chicago Urban and Education Labs for helping us strengthen our programs and demonstrate impact. We know if we do this right, we save and transform the lives of our young people.”
~ Michelle Adler Morrison, CEO of Youth Guidance.
The Boys Aren′t Broken, The Systems Are
Learning Systematically from Experience through a Research-to-Practice Pipeline in Chicago
Youth Guidance embraces research and evaluation as an empowering and invaluable developmental tool for us to learn how to improve our programs. We invite you to review our cited resources and our published paper in VUE.
A quantitative evaluation of a school-based group counseling and mentoring program for young men of color showed positive results, but did not explain why the program worked; qualitative research revealed mechanisms leading to the program’s success.
This research paper is the result of a unique collaboration with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and co-authored by the Director of BAM Research and Evaluation at Youth Guidance, Wendy Fine; Chapin Hall Senior Researcher, Jiffy Lansing; and BAM Senior Curriculum Specialist for the BAM Boston Pilot Program, Marshaun Bacon.