Youth Adult Partnership Rubric

By Heng-Chieh Jamie Wu, Mariah Kornbluh, John Weiss & Lori Roddy
June 16, 2015

This detailed rubric assesses the implementation level of several aspects of effective youth-adult partnerships. It can be used as a peer/self assessment, formative, or summative evaluation tool to assess and strengthen practice. It was designed for use in any setting that involves high school or older middle school students and adults working together towards a common goal, such as youth council meetings or out-of-school time activities. It scores efforts in four dimensions: authentic decision-making, natural mentors, reciprocity/partnership, and community connectedness.

Check out Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit for more communication tools to support student-centered approaches to learning and other youth-adult partnership resources.

Source Organization: University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University and The Neutral Zone

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