Program Outcomes

While recognizing that education is a vast issue area and could take on a myriad of strategies to help children succeed academically,  our Program Officers analyze the following outcomes, which were informed by feedback from direct service providers and issue area experts, as a sign of quality services.
The list below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all outcomes tracked by service providers however are important factors used to evaluate a grant application.
  • Maintain or increase grade point average
  • Increase grade promotion/graduation
  • Increase in school attendance
  • Decrease in percentage of unexcused absences as a result of program participation
  • Increase in reading letter grade gains and reading levels
  • Increase in percentage of students persisting through college

For more information on our Child and Youth Education issue area, please contact Lesley Kennedy.

The objectives of our Child and Youth Education issue area are to support children and youth in grades k-12 achieve academic success, complete high school, and enter post-secondary education/vocation programs.

Eligible Programs

Academic Enhancement: Tutoring, academic skill building, children’s literacy, and college awareness/preparation/retention programs
Truancy/Drop-Out Prevention: Home-visiting and school/family/community intervention programs
Advocacy/Technical Assistance: Advocacy efforts that secure additional resources, promote systemic change, or provide training and technical assistance

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