Impact

Since 2009, Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands has been working to create a county where girls can grow up healthy and empowered to make changes in their community. We have been tracking our efforts and have a lot to show for it.

Annual Program Evaluations

salma jenniWe have partnered with the Monterey County Health Department to administer our annual program evaluation. Click here see our 2015-2016 Annual Report. Our evaluation team works closely with our Collaborative Hub and Practitioners Learning Network (PLN) to measure the impact of GHGH on all participating girls, Girls Leadership Network participants, PLN and agency level change.  We also evaluate the success of each annual summit to assure our activities are in line with our goals.

2012 – 2013 Annual Report 2013 – 2014 Annual Report 2014 – 2015 Annual Report

Qualitative Narrative and Digital Media Project

In spring 2014 CFMC partnered with Fact Memory Testimony (FMT) to produce a qualitative narrative and digital media project to complement GHGH’s regular evaluation. Together CFMC and FMT collected first-person testimonies that provided nuance to and helped to illustrate the quantitative and survey data collected annually. FMT did interviews with both agency staff and GHGH girls who participated at some level of the program. They produced a narrative report on the status of GHGH from the perspective of the agency partners and created digital stories to best represent the change seen in the girls.

The four videos showcased below illustrate themes observed in this documentation project and some of the building blocks identified by the Search Institute.

Themes:

  • Defining leadership & Creating a personal leadership style
  • Building self-esteem & Practicing self-confidence
  • Negotiating expectations and Demonstrating agency
  • Building Relationships in a supportive environment

Stories of Growth

Yesenia

Yesenia

Destynee

Destynee

Eva

Eva

Kayla

Kayla

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