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Making a Difference with At-Risk Youth: Creating an Evaluation Plan for an Experiential Juvenile Justice Program Suzanna Sharkey, Ph.D. Director of Experiential Education Associated Marine Institutes What is AMI? History of AMI Associated Marine Institutes 1969
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Having any kind of effect with At-Risk Youth: Creating an Evaluation Plan for an Experiential Juvenile Justice Program

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Suzanna Sharkey, Ph.D. Executive of Experiential Education Associated Marine Institutes

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What is AMI?

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History of AMI Associated Marine Institutes 1969 One judge’s vision of an alternate way Florida Ocean Science Institute Currently have 60 programs in 8 states Day treatment, private, WINGS, Infinity

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Mission of AMI Associated Marine Institutes (AMI) is a non-benefit association devoted to helping grieved youth form into capable and profitable citizens.â  AMI’s mission is to secure people in general wellbeing and decidedly affect however many youth as would be prudent through the endeavors of a differing and inventive staff.â 

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Thirteen Values of AMI Kids First Integrity Dedication Safety Family Excellence Enthusiasm Goal Oriented Diversity Creativity Loyalty Leadership Honesty

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AMI’s Logic Model

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Outcomes Lower recidivism Increase instructive additions Increased great consummation rates Stakeholder fulfillment Staff maintenance

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Experiential Education at AMI

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AMI’s Definition of Experiential Education The vicinity of routinely planned, testing and energizing exercises that do the accompanying: connect with our understudies physically, candidly and rationally; advance learning; give staff-understudy holding open doors; and make an one of a kind identity for the system with which understudies, staff, and the group are glad to be related.

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New Model for Educating At-Risk Youth Tools for social and enthusiastic improvement Tools to make safe open doors in class for youth to try different things with achievement and disappointment Tools to lead understudies to a spot where they can assume liability Tools to assist understudies with watching over themselves as well as other people

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Experiential Education at AMI Traditional routines: SCUBA Diving Boating/Seamanship White Water Rafting Rappelling Horse and Dog programs AMI Olympics Kayaking and paddling ROPES courses

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Standards-Based Experiential Education Character Education through Martial Arts SCUBA jumping adjusted to state principles Enhancing scholastics through EE Science Taxonomy and snorkeling Reading Mental Imagery Health Create your own particular eatery

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Research at AMI

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SIS Student Information System - SIS

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What is the SIS Database? Sister remains for Student Information System. Sister is a database that records data about children served in AMI programs.

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Programs enter information into SIS Thus, information assist keep with fundinging for projects SIS information gathered at AMI Data used to make reports, demonstrate adequacy, fight financing cuts, and so on. Cycle of SIS Data

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Comparisons Compare UA results of those adolescent that took an interest in EE and those that did not. Think about UA results of those projects that consolidate EE into instruction and those that did not. Look at UA results of those projects that have no less than one progressing EE segment with those that don't.

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Data Points/Sources Did the young take an interest in an EE action? Provided that this is true, which one(s)? Sister information passage Was he/she affirmed? (in the event that relevant) SIS information section If youth SCUBA guaranteed, what number of recreational plunges did they finish while at the project? Sister information section Is cooperation in EE joined into each of the three segments of the UA? Perception SIS information section Student/staff overviews Does the project consolidate EE into its instructive educational modules? Perception Lesson arranges Student/staff studies

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Research Questions Program based Did those projects who fused EE into instruction have higher instructive additions? Did those projects who use EE in each of the three parts of the UA have lower recidivism rates? Did those projects who use EE in every one of the three segments of the UA have higher finishing rates? Did those projects who use EE in each of the three parts of the UA have higher staff standards for dependability?

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Research Questions Student based Were those young who took an interest in EE less inclined to re-insult? Were those adolescent who took an interest in EE more inclined to finish the system positively? Do those young who took an interest in EE as a major aspect of their instruction have higher instructive increases?

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Research Questions Staff based Do programs that fuse EE have higher staff degrees of consistency? Are the instructors who use EE in their educational modules more inclined to be fulfilled in their occupations? Do the instructors who use EE in their educational programs report lower occurrences of behavioral issues in class?

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Challenges Data precision Timeliness of section Consistency EE Training Money

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Questions and Discussion

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Contact Information Suzanna Sharkey Cell: 813-395-2558 Email: sas@amikids.org Website: www.amikids.org .:tslidesep