Your text identifies three advantages of the empowerment evaluation model. When would the empowerment evaluation approach be appropriate for the human services field? When would it be inappropriate? Use the context of your chosen scenario from Appendix B to support your position. (Reading on the empowerment evaluation model is attached in the chapter 4 reading uploaded)
Scenario/Appendix B to be used:
Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony
The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony’s mission is to educate and advance the skills of young musicians, enabling them to reach their highest potential. The repertoire is often difficult and always challenging, and the young musicians are selected by open auditions held in June of each year.
• Transforming youth and building capable young citizens with a love of music
• Excellence in musicianship and scholarship through challenging and attractive musical opportunities
• Excellence in leadership training and skill development—professionalism, education, integrity, and preparation
• Music education
• Appreciation and mutual respect
• Financial soundness
The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony (SRPYS) strongly encourages its young musicians to participate in their school music programs. SRPYS schedules events to avoid conflicts with school activities, and excuses absences resulting from a school music program. In addition, SRPYS works with local and regional music and arts organizations in strategic efforts to emphasize the important role of music and arts in education and society at all levels of education and government.
Brief Community Description
The community of Santa Rosa loves its music; due to education funding cuts, however, music programs have been eliminated from the public elementary and middle school education programs. Parents and educators alike are concerned that, without this music experience, Santa Rosa youth will lose their appreciation, enjoyment, and participation in music programs within the near future as music education is now limited to the high school and college levels.
This funding opportunity provides unrestricted operating grants to large and medium-sized performing arts organizations that present live performances, exhibitions, or screenings in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Grants are open to nonprofit performing arts programs that: engage at least three touring companies, artists, or exhibitions per year; pay a fee for these activities; and manage local presentations. Qualifying organizations must be 2 years or older and have at least one professional staff person.