Developing a Growth Mindset in an Out of School Program March 2023

March 1st, 2023 | EVALUATION

This white paper examined the process of evaluating a new Growth Mindset youth program developed for youth in Grades 3-5 in the Northwest suburb communities in Dundee Township, IL. The white paper examines evaluation tools and results and offers narrative on the impact of the program on youth and how the program might be further developed moving forward into its next iteration. This white paper offers a discussion of the evaluation process and the evaluation results as well as how the program will be modified for its next implementation in the Spring/Summer of 2023.



Team Members

Luci Hanstedt, Author, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township
Drew Glassford, Contributor, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township
Mike LoPresti, Contributor, PathWise
Mallory Namoff, Contributor, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township
Robert Tai, Contributor, University of Virginia


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1811265
Funding Amount: $1,724,629.00

Related URLs

Impacts of STEM Experiences on Informal STEM Learning


Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: Administration | Leadership | Policymakers | Adults | Educators | Teachers | Evaluators | General Public | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Community Outreach Programs | Public Programs | Summer and Extended Camps