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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans are an essential, though often neglected, tool for public health interventions. M&E plans provide a clear and structured outline of the goals and objectives of a particular program. Additionally, they clarify the types of data and method of collection that will be necessary to analyze the program's success. Assessment of a program's progress and the extent to which its goals are being achieved is valuable to both internal and external stakeholders alike. For programs that rely on external funding, having data to demonstrate their success can be critical for securing such funds. This document outlines an M&E plan for the Conetoe Family Life Center, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty and disease in their community through a unique intervention which utilizes community gardening and youth empowerment.