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Human Services: Investing in Youth

 Outcome-focused or evidence-based youth programming outside of school


The Connelly Foundation invests in youth across multiple portfolios. As a complement to support for Catholic Schools and their students, the Foundation supports high-quality, community-based out of school time programs.


Youth programs will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Population served
  • Attendance and retention of youth
  • Program goals and metrics to measure impact on youth
  • Accessibility and/or attendance by students from Catholic schools

Preferred measures of evaluation include:

  • Number of youth served
  • Attendance, retention and number of hours engaged
  • Outcomes measuring school engagement or post-secondary plans