Model Program

SUCCESS for Teens

200 Swisher Rd
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
http://www.SUCCESSFoundation.org

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Contact Information:
Ms. Katharine L. Gardner
Development Director
940.497.9700
kgardner@SUCCESSFoundation.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Elementary
Middle School
High School
Adult

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City
Tribal

Clusters/Groups
Grade Level
School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

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

Starting Date: 2008
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective 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

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 over $500,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Donations

Teachers
Counselors
Volunteers
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

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

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

Evaluation Information:

Direct impact on positive decision-making and personal responsibility

How evaluation data was collected:
Unspecified