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Career Readiness
For young people Ages 11 – 23

What makes a great colleague, employee, or manager? It’s all about Applied SEL and Adaptive Mindset.

What are some common qualities of colleagues you love to work with? They’re capable planners, who can identify big goals and break them down to figure out how to get from point A to point B. They’re skilled collaborators and communicators, with the ability to take multiple perspectives into account and demonstrate empathy for everyone’s point of view. In other words, they have strong applied skills in social and emotional learning (Applied SEL) and they challenge themselves to grow (Adaptive Mindset).

Developed In Partnership With Build NYCDreamYardStriveYouth INC

Learn Directly from Young People

While other evaluation solutions ask staff to report on program quality, we believe young people provide the most unbiased, reliable insight into how your programs support their development. Therefore, we ask young people to assess their own SEL and the program experiences that are critical in driving SEL growth.

The Theory Of Change
By providing research-based positive youth development experiences to young people, they will develop social and emotional learning skills shown to promote thriving.

What your program does

Research-Based Experiences
Career Exploration
Envision a Positive Future
Support Networking
Positive Youth Development
Broaden Possibilities
Build Relationships
Foster Reflection

What Young People Develop

Short-Term Outcomes
Adaptive Mindset
Goal Orientation
Growth Orientation
Applied SEL
Collaboration
Communication
Creativity
Critical Thinking

Young People Thriving!

Long-Term Outcomes
Academic Performance
Career/Workforce Readiness
Health and Wellness
Positive Behavior
Reduced Risky Behavior

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Survey Administration Options
Leveraging our research-based theory of change, Hello Insight offers two ways to understand how your programs impact the lives of young people.

Check-In

Check-In surveys measure the research-based experiences shown to develop Applied SEL, Adaptive Mindset, as well as Career Knowledge and Skills.

Pre/Post

Pre/Post surveys include all questions from Check-In surveys and also directly measure Applied SEL and Adaptive Mindset growth.
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Check-In

Check-In surveys measure the research-based experiences shown to develop Applied SEL, Adaptive Mindset, as well as Career Knowledge and Skills.
  • Garner feedback from young people about the quality of program experiences
  • A single point in time, midway through a program or at the end
  • Check-In surveys take young people 5 to 8 minutes
What it Measures
Research-Based Experiences
Career Exploration
Positive Youth Development
Additional Measures
Career Knowledge and Skills
Learning Preferences
Program Satisfaction

Pre/Post

Pre/Post surveys include all questions from Check-In surveys and also directly measure Applied SEL and Adaptive Mindset growth.
  • Garner feedback from young people about the quality of program experiences
  • Understand young people's applied social and emotional learning
  • Receive targeted recommendations for staff to support each group of young people
  • Two points in time, usually at the beginning and end of a program
  • Pre surveys take 8 to 12 minutes and post surveys 12 to 15 minutes
What it Measures
Research-Based Experiences
Career Exploration
Positive Youth Development
Short-Term Outcomes
Adaptive Mindset
Applied SEL
Additional Measures
Career Knowledge and Skills
Learning Preferences
Program Satisfaction
Social Capital
Research-Based

Experiences

What your program does

Everything that young people, see, think, hear, do, and feel is fuel for their growth, but a few key types of experiences are especially effective at boosting development.

Measured by:
Check-In
Pre/Post
Career Exploration
Black - Envision a Positive Future
Envision a Positive Future
A young person’s experience with an adult who helps them identify what success looks like for them in the future and how to make a plan to get there
Sample Questions
Black - Engage in Networking
Support Networking
A young person’s experience with an adult who supports them to network and meet new people who can support their interests and career paths
Sample Questions
Black - Envision a Positive Future
Envision a Positive Future
A young person’s experience with an adult who helps them identify what success looks like for them in the future and how to make a plan to get there
Sample Questions
Black - Engage in Networking
Support Networking
A young person’s experience with an adult who supports them to network and meet new people who can support their interests and career paths
Sample Questions
Positive Youth Development
Broaden Possibilities
A young person’s experience with an adult who supports them to try new things, broaden their horizons, learn about other people’s cultures and perspectives, and explore their own identities
Sample Questions
Foster Reflection
A young person’s experience with an adult who creates meaningful opportunities for them to take on leadership roles within activities, the classroom or community
Sample Questions
Build Relationships
A young person’s experience with an adult who takes the time to get to know them by listening and understanding who they are — their cultural and lived experiences, their interests, and their passions
Sample Questions
Broaden Possibilities
A young person’s experience with an adult who supports them to try new things, broaden their horizons, learn about other people’s cultures and perspectives, and explore their own identities
Sample Questions
Build Relationships
A young person’s experience with an adult who takes the time to get to know them by listening and understanding who they are — their cultural and lived experiences, their interests, and their passions
Sample Questions
Foster Reflection
A young person’s experience with an adult who creates meaningful opportunities for them to take on leadership roles within activities, the classroom or community
Sample Questions
Short-Term

Outcomes

What young people develop

When young people experience a positive youth development approach and work alongside a caring adult, they develop short-term outcomes that lay the groundwork for their long-term success.

Measured by:
Pre/Post
Adaptive Mindset
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Goal Orientation
A young person’s capacity to envision a positive future and set a path forward to achieve their dreams
Sample Questions
Growth Orientation
A young person’s ability to persist through and adapt to challenges by trying their best, believing that mistakes help them learn, and asking for help
Sample Questions
icon-goal-orientation
Goal Orientation
A young person’s capacity to envision a positive future and set a path forward to achieve their dreams
Sample Questions
Growth Orientation
A young person’s ability to persist through and adapt to challenges by trying their best, believing that mistakes help them learn, and asking for help
Sample Questions
Applied SEL
Black - Collaboration
Collaboration
A young person's ability to work as part of a team toward a common goal or purpose, engage in problem solving in groups, and listen to and respect others' opinions
Sample Questions
Black - Creativity and Innovation
Creativity
A young person's ability to generate, elaborate, refine, analyze, and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize their creative efforts
Sample Questions
Black - Communication
Communication
A young person's ability to articulate thoughts and ideas using oral, written, and nonverbal techniques
Sample Questions
Black - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
A young person’s ability to reflect critically on learning experiences and to solve different kinds of unfamiliar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
Sample Questions
Black - Collaboration
Collaboration
A young person's ability to work as part of a team toward a common goal or purpose, engage in problem solving in groups, and listen to and respect others' opinions
Sample Questions
Black - Communication
Communication
A young person's ability to articulate thoughts and ideas using oral, written, and nonverbal techniques
Sample Questions
Black - Creativity and Innovation
Creativity
A young person's ability to generate, elaborate, refine, analyze, and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize their creative efforts
Sample Questions
Black - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
A young person’s ability to reflect critically on learning experiences and to solve different kinds of unfamiliar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
Sample Questions
Additional

Measures

While growth in SEL is critical, it is also important that young people learn career-specific skills and develop strong social capital.

Career Knowledge and Skills
Sample Questions
A young person's knowledge and skills related to searching for and applying to jobs, as well as succeeding in the early stages of their career
Sample Questions
Measured by:
Check-In
Pre/Post
Black - Learning Preferences 2
Learning Preferences
Sample Questions
The multiple ways in which young people like to learn that can be leveraged to make programs more engaging
Sample Questions
Measured by:
Check-In
Pre/Post
Black - Program Satisfaction
Program Satisfaction
Sample Questions
Whether or not a young person would recommend a program to a friend — helpful in assessing their level of engagement in a program
Sample Questions
Measured by:
Check-In
Pre/Post
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Social Capital
Sample Questions
The web of relationships that young people can mobilize to help them improve their lives and achieve their goals
Sample Questions
Measured by:
Pre/Post
Young People

Thriving

Long-Term Outcomes

Young people who develop SEL are on a journey to understand and cultivate their unique interests and talents in many aspects of life — they thrive. Thriving goes beyond competence, with success defined as an ongoing trajectory towards full potential in life.

Research shows that the short-term outcomes Hello Insight measures are linked to these long-term outcomes that funders and donors care most about.
Academic Performance
Career/Workforce Readiness
Health and Wellness
Positive Behavior
Reduced Risky Behavior
Academic Performance
Career/Workforce Readiness
Health and Wellness
Positive Behavior
Reduced Risky Behavior
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