We are committed to conducting high-quality research that gives us objective and accurate answers to program performance. We measure music progress as well as life skills, focus on how we are doing and ways we can improve the quality and effectiveness of our programs.

Our Hawaiian Music Masters’ Program uses an adaptation of the Rochester Evaluation of Asset Development for Youth (READY) tool as an instrument designed to help youth-serving programs evaluate their impact on participants. The instrument consists of 40 items that measure the four core youth development outcomes, along with program participation, connectedness to program, socio-demographics and changes to Hawaiian cultural awareness.