Research and evaluation are core to our organizational culture. We collect real-time data on the outputs and outcomes of our athlete trainings and our school and community-based health education programs. We are constantly analyzing data to see what we’ve done well and where we can improve. We include community-based focus groups in our research and evaluation process, and we apply that feedback to our program development.
As we aspire to scale up our programs, we also think it is critical that we share our success and our lessons learned. For this reason, we constantly look for opportunities to speak at conferences, share our white papers, and learn from what others are doing in the public health and youth development sectors.