The Program and Activity Assessment Tool

December 23, 2002

Designed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and is designed to assess the level of essential opportunities and supports that must be in place in order for youth to have healthy and rewarding experiences in a range of settings - from youth programs to schools. A shortened tool designed specifically for young people is designed to give youth a voice in assessing whether settings are meeting their needs. Includes some relevant categories such as expectations, strategic support, standards and boundaries, emotional safety. The PAAT has been used in youth programs around the country and in high schools in Madison, Wisconsin. It is fairly simple to implement and inexpensive.