Students enrolled in CO5070 Research Design in the Helping Professions worked in small groups partnering with the Communities for Alcohol and Drug-free Youth (CADY) to develop program evaluation instruments for CADY programs that address youth substance use prevention and intervention. Each student group chose a CADY program and conducted a thorough literature review of the problem the program addresses. Groups defined the specific program and provided a detailed description of program methodology. Each group developed an evaluation instrument for CADY to gather data and assess outcomes for the program. The project purpose is to 1) provide real-world experience for students to learn program evaluation design, and 2) for CADY to utilize the program evaluation instruments for each program. Student groups submitted poster presentation proposals of their program evaluation project to the Plymouth State University 2017 Showcase of Excellence. Students have the option to submit proposals to future conferences that align with their specific project and their area of interest, such as the New Hampshire School Counseling Association Conference and the National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference.