Inspire Initiative Evaluation
Funder: Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)
Timeframe: 2016 - 2021
Purpose: Assess the impact of the Inspire Initiative on youth access to the outdoors, value of the outdoors and time spent outdoors. The Inspire Initiative is deigned to Inspire children and their families to enjoy the outdoors from the backyard to the back-country. An emphasis is placed on investments in the places people live and play, programs for youth and families to activate those places and pathways for older youth to gain leadership experience in the outdoors. The evaluation will assess the impact of the place improvements as well as programs and pathways across all funded communities using a web-based quantitative reporting tool, key informant interviews and youth surveys. Additionally, the evaluation will use social network analysis to assess the quantity and strength of partner collaborations within community coalitions.