Maposa J.F., Louw-Potgieter J.
An outcome evaluation of a youth development programme
Social Work (South Africa)
Section of Organisational Psychology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Maposa, J.F., Section of Organisational Psychology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Louw-Potgieter, J., Section of Organisational Psychology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
This outcome evaluation assessed whether a development programme for youths aging out of foster care attained its goals. Relationship building was the only short-term outcome that was achieved. The medium-term outcomes of securing internships and finding suitable accommodation were achieved for some beneficiaries. The programme proved good enough for some beneficiaries regarding the long-term outcomes of securing employment, responsible alcohol use, resistance to drug use, safe sex and attending mentoring sessions. The programme did not succeed in attaining its most challenging long-term outcomes, namely finding habitable accommodation, improving education levels and community involvement.
drug user; educational development; employment; local participation; social development; young population