Brianne worked with Iowa Department of Human Rights in relation to the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council and Iowa Youth Congress, which provide youth the opportunity to gain hands-on education in state government, democracy, advocacy, leadership and civic engagement. Brianne surveyed youth to identify how to improve the programs and how the programs can better align with best practices for positive youth development.
Surveyed last three years of participants from Iowa Youth Congress and State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council using a Youth Program Quality Assessment tool guide.
Researched Positive Youth Development Practices
Identified strengths and weaknesses of each program’s curriculum based on analyzed data and research
Created new curriculum for each program with suggestions to implement and strengthen each program
125 youth annually