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Successes Systems level –Synergy between Sprockets, Mayor, U of M, Generation Next (STRIVE), MDE (21 st CCLC), Beacons has created a movement around “youth outcomes” that resonates with others –Recognition that SEL is a key part of developing young people Sprockets Network –Alignment around outcomes for network reporting, shared language and a better way to talk about SEL across the network and systems –Shifting Sprockets’ network logic model to lift up social emotional outcomes as benefits for youth Program successes –Momentum and understanding around intentionality of programming and social emotional learning –Stronger emphasis and use of data for improvement Social Emotional Learning
Lessons Learned Not for all programs -Evaluate program appropriateness for the tool. Match tool to program – S or Y Staff turnover ages/etc Programs collect a lot of data - Helped people think about their program intention, what data they collect, logic models, etc Logistics matter – Clear dates and timeframe Survey implementation Communication around reporting outcomes is hard – learning curve, changed how we talk about outcomes. Not easy – 2 years and still learning
Measuring Youth Performance Outcomes: Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR) at the Epiphany Middle School
Mission: Epiphany School is an independent, tuition-free middle school for children of economically-disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods. We admit children of diverse faiths, races, cultures and cognitive profiles, believing in the Episcopal tradition that we find God in and through each other’s presence. Epiphany’s small classes, individualized curricula, and extended school days provide rigorous academic, moral, and social instruction. In close partnership with families, we are an innovative learning community that affords structured support to help students thrive. Together we are a school that never gives up on a child. Epiphany challenges students to discover and develop the fullness of their individual gifts. We seek to prepare graduates who will contribute intelligently, morally, and actively to the society they will inherit. Who We Are: We serve approximately 90 students in grades 5-8. Our education is based on individualized attention and essential skill building with a far-reaching web of support, and we offer 12-hour school days, small classes, and tutoring. We also serve three meals daily and two snacks, run competitive sports programs, and ensure students’ health and social needs are met. All of our students have high-quality programming 11 months of the year. Students are admitted by lottery, although siblings are generally automatically admitted because we work in close partnership with families. We also reserve 20% of our slots for children involved with the Department of Children & Families (DCF) because of abuse or neglect. Finally, as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring Epiphany graduates succeed, we provide substantial resources to all of our former students. Epiphany’s essence is a commitment to its mission to “never give up on a child.” Never Give Up On A Child
Why Focus on Students’ Socio-emotional Well-being? Academic achievement is correlated to emotional well-being. Relationships between students, adults, and peers matter. Recognition of developmental strengths is as important as recognition of challenges. Good prevention and intervention integrates both, and does so at the individual and collective level.