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SUCCESS for Teens

200 Swisher Rd
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
http://www.SUCCESSFoundation.org
Contact Information
Ms. Katharine L. Gardner
Development Director
940-497-9700
kgardner@SUCCESSFoundation.org

Program Specifications

Emphasis:

Prevention

Age/Grade Level:

Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult

Gender:

Male/Female

Ethnicity:

Unspecified

Target Settings:

Rural, Urban, Suburban, Inner City, Tribal

Target Groups:

Clusters/Groups, Grade Level, School Wide

Other Participation Criteria:

Unspecified

Description

SUCCESS Foundation engages in the no cost distribution of the SUCCESS for Teens personal development/life skills program to schools, churches and non-profit youth organizations. The program is intended to inspire youth to become the achievers and leaders of tomorrow.

Program Descriptors Include:

Behavior Management/Discipline, Counseling/Advisors/Coaches, Professional Development, Service Learning, Life Skills Training

Program Rating:

Limited Evidence

Starting Year:

2008

Students Served Per Year:

500+

Last Verified:

June 9th, 2010

Strategies for Locating Students:

Unspecified

Reenrolled Students with Disabilities:

Unspecified

Risk Factors

Program addresses the following:

Individual Factors

  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • No extracurricular participation
  • Early aggression

Family Factors

  • Low socioeconomic status

School Factors

  • Limited resources: expenditures per student/ teacher salaries/ student-teacher ratios
  • Race/ethnicity
  • School math achievement

Community Factors

  • Youth social attitudes

Protective Factors

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Independence

  • Positive/resilient temperament

Competence

  • Self efficacy

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self
  • Optimistic

Program Resources

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $500,000 + or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Donations

Program Staff Includes:

Teachers, Counselors, Volunteers, Parents, School Administrators

Materials Used:

Media/CD/DVD, Instructional Texts/Manuals, Computer/Internet Based

Supporting/Partner Organizations:

BBBS/TX (Big Brothers Big Sisters); NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship); over 1000 other organizations and schools

Evaluation Information

Description of Program Impact:
Direct impact on positive decision-making and personal responsibility

How Evaluation Data Was Collected:

Additional Evaluation Information: