This presentation describes our partnership with a local nonprofit organization to create an instrument that assesses self-motivation of youth engaged in a creative arts afterschool program. An overview of the current research about creative arts programs and protective factors associated with self-motivation related to such programming are explored. Through our work we designed two assessment instruments; one to be completed by youth engaged in the creative arts program and another to be completed by the instructors of the program. We discuss how the instruments were designed, and the intended delivery process of each instrument. Additionally, we present implications for the nonprofit organization based on the potential outcome data, as well as how future school counselors can use the instrument data and the literature review findings in their future work.