Youth, Education & Sport Initiative Inc.

437 North Street  

Pittsfield, MA 01201

info@yesforchange.org

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MEASURING OUR IMPACT

Students are more than their scores.

We believe that when student-athletes are provided with quality mentorship and access to quality resources, they will find success in college and life beyond.

After graduating high school, low-income students are 20% less likely to enroll in a college than high-income students.

 

-National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Undergraduates who have a mentor are twice as likely to thrive after college. But only 1 and 5 have had these relationships.

 

-The Gallup-Purdue Index

Collegiate student-athletes are just as likely to land a job out of college as non-athletes, but report higher engagement and well-being in the workplace.

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-The Gallup-Purdue Index

In Pittsfield Public High Schools, there is only 1 high school counselor for every 200 students.

Our data collection tracks 6 core soft skills: Being Coachable; Time Management; Being Proactive;  Using a Support Network; Networking/Career Exploration; Conflict Resolution. These are necessary and strong indicators of success.

Goal Setting & Tracking: 
Scholars work with YES mentors to set goals and design action items to achieve those goals. Action items are evaluated on a weekly basis, and adjusted based progress.

 

Results from this process show quantitative measures of soft skill development. 

Evaluation Scales:
YES mentors fill out soft skill evaluation scales on a monthly basis based on data from goal tracking.

 

This data shows a measure of progression in core soft skill development.

Staff Journals:
YES mentors record comments/evaluations on student development, use of goal tracking system, and perceived stress and support from each scholar mentor session.


Feedback is coded into quantitative data and shows a customized measure of holistic scholar development.  

Student Journals:
Students are encouraged to record comments/evaluations from each YES mentor session.

 

Feedback is coded into quantitative data and provide a measure of program effectiveness/impact.