Project Information

Goal Statement

Assess Chelsea Collaborative’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative (SYEI) serving at-risk youth to provide a set of recommendations that can be used to improve their program.

Research Objectives

  1. Identify the perspectives of youth participants, worksites, and staff, about the effectiveness of the Summer Youth Employment Initiative.
  2. Develop an assessment framework, including metrics and methods, for gathering data from past participants and worksites.
  3. Assess the youth employment program using the assessment framework.
  4. Develop a set of recommended improvements to the Summer Youth Employment Initiative program.


By completing our research objectives, we provided the following deliverables:

  • A set of recommendations to improve the Summer Youth Employment Initiative program
  • A data analysis tool
  • A video highlighting the program’s impact on the Chelsea community.