Why does the Freechild Institute make the choices it does when it works with organizations? How are those judgments informed? Whether we’re providing training, tools, or technical assistance, the Freechild Logic Model informs our every action and response. See below for details!
The Freechild Logic Model is a graphic map that shows readers the ways our activities, resources, outputs, outcomes, and impact, can affect young people and the adult allies who support them. Here are the steps in our logic model.
- Problems: Freechild Institute activities help young people and the adults who support them identify the problems they are solving, which often include adultism, ephebiphobia, apathy, and/or antipathy. We do that identification through listening sessions, strategic process assessments, and other steps.
- Interventions: We work with partners to identify which strategies might affect them problems most effectively. Common interventions include Youth engagement; Youth voice; Youth involvement; Youth empowerment, and; Youth/adult partnerships. There are other interventions available too. We work with partners to identify appropriate interventions, then identify processes for infusing those interventions within and throughout their programs, processes, policies, and organizations.
- Activities: This is how we ensure commitment and knowledge of the chosen interventions. These activities can include (but aren’t limited to) speeches, trainings, professional development, consulting, curriculum, program development, and evaluation services. The activities
- Goals: After identifying the interventions and activities to address the problems at hand, we establish goals to ensure mutual community success for partners. These goals could include, Inspiration and motivation; skill-building; knowledge-sharing; action planning; project implementation, and; project objectives. The goals inform the outcomes.
- Outcomes: The outcomes of these interventions, activities and goals should include social justice; empathy, reciprocity; community, and; social capital.