Learning Systematically from Experience through a Research-to-Practice Pipeline in Chicago


Wendy Fine is the director of BAM research and evaluation at Youth Guidance. Jiffy Lansing is a senior researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Marshaun Bacon is a BAM senior curriculum specialist at Youth Guidance.

A quantitative evaluation of a school-based group counseling and mentoring program for young men of color showed positive results, but did not explain why the program worked; qualitative research revealed mechanisms leading to the program’s success.