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Head Start is a program funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. It focuses on preparing low-income, disadvantaged children to attend preschool, to help better prepare them for future educational endeavors. There has been a movement in Congress to reduce funding for this program, because studies have shown that the program is not achieving its intended outcomes. You work in the office of a member of Congress whose constituents are low-income and have received direct benefits through this program. You have been asked to service on a steering committee for an evaluation of a local Head Start project in your community. The intention of this evaluation is to provide your member of Congress with a tool to help buffer the criticisms of Head Start.
Create a logic model including all relevant aspects of your local Head Start program.
Camp Great Outdoors operates eleven summer camps that specialize in building the self-confidence of school-aged children (10-18) who have been the targets of school bullying. The camps have three sessions over the summer that each last twenty-six days. During that time, campers participate in activities that include: basketball, soccer, tennis, rock climbing, rappelling, cliff jumping, water skiing, and spelunking (caving). These activities are carefully designed to build children’s independence and self-confidence. However, some of these activities involve a level of danger, so safety is a primary concern of Camp Great Outdoors. Its motto is “Safety first, safety last, and safety in-between.”
The congressional committee that funds Medicare is interested in the effectiveness of a new weight control medication that the Medicare program has begun covering. Of particular interest is the change in the health of recipients of the new drug after six months and after twelve months. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has retained you to conduct an evaluation of the medication.