More Data from the 2014-2015 School Year:
- 100% of students graduated to the next grade level.
- 100% of parents stated that they believe the overall program was good or excellent and 100% responded that the staff is available, welcomes suggestions, keeps them informed, and handles problems well.
- Students completed 42,645 academic support hours; 6,044 service-learning hours; 6,943 gardening/cooking hours; and 18,000 nutritional/environmental science hours.
- Students made a 14 point gain on their VeggieTime assessment (73% to 87%) demonstrating measurablegains in nutritional and environmental science knowledge; ability to identify nutritional information of healthy foods; increase in basic gardening knowledge; and increased ability to cook healthy meals.
- Students demonstrated gains in the belief they will attend college (90% to 97%), knowledge of how to design a service project (66% to 78%), belief that they have the ability to make changes to their community or school (77% to 85%), frequency of staying away from fighting (75% to 82%), and ability to make good decisions and set goals (88% to 98%).
- Improvement from 85% “good behavior” score to 89% in social assessment (75% benchmark).
- Students led healthy cooking demos at 12 farmers markets, helped launch composting initiatives at 3 school sites (reducing waste by 400 lbs./day), presented PSAs on healthy eating and living to their peers, and stamped their “passports to health” at a Community Health Fair.
- 19 major service-learning projects completed—projects included: making and distributing over 100 healthy lunches to homeless community members; creating anti-bullying and anti-violence PSAs for their school communities; organizing a Read-A-Thon to fundraise for new books in their school library; and, making holiday cards for sick children spending the holidays in the hospital.
Why we collect our data:
We collect data on student outcomes and program outputs in order to track students’ progress, make adjustments and improvements to curriculum and program implementation, and ensure that each student and family receives the support they need to achieve academic, health, and civic success.
For more information about impact, please see our outside evaluator's report: 2014-2015 Evaluation Report