We have done a lot this year. See below to see exactly how your efforts and funding goes to change students lives.
This report not only delves into the statistical data collected from assessments administered to our participating students during their T1L1 Experience but also paints a broader picture of the state of youth in the United States. We are committed to transparency, accountability, and continuous program improvement.
We measure and evaluate the critical skills contributing to students’ growth, academic achievements, and overall well-being. At Teach One to Lead One® (TIL1), our mission is to have community mentors connect with students by teaching universal principles and leading them into a life of purpose and potential. Our mentors are shaping a brighter future for generations to come.
We have collected data from a diverse group of students spanning different age groups and demographics, all united by the desire to thrive and succeed. This report analyzes their progress, our mentoring connections’ impact, and their satisfaction with the T1L1 Experience.
Your support has been instrumental in helping us make a difference in the lives of countless children and youth. We hope the insights shared here will reinforce your commitment to fostering positive change and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.
Thank you for your unwavering support, and we look forward to continuing this incredible journey with you.
We continuously measure the impact of our mentoring programs in public elementary, middle, and high schools. We evaluate skills that contribute to longer-term gains such as thriving, decreased negative risk-taking behaviors, and increased academic performance through statistically validated assessments. We also assess the impact of promising practices that promote positive growth in attitudes and behaviors.
Students undergo assessments at the beginning and end of the T1L1 Experience, allowing us to gain insights into their development, learning styles, and the program’s effectiveness. We contract with 3rd party analysts with deep experience in evaluation, youth programming, and technology and use their statistical reports to improve our mentoring methodologies as the needs of students change over time.
Our evaluation focuses on critical areas of personal development which contribute to long-term student success, including:
From a group of over 3,000 T1L1 students, we selected a statistical sample of 339 middle and high school students, predominantly aged 12 to 15. This diverse group included:
Another significant KPI we monitor is students’ satisfaction with the T1L1 Experience. A student’s satisfaction in a program helps assess their level of engagement and is vital for ongoing program improvement. We define “Program Satisfaction” as whether a student would recommend the T1L1 program to a friend. Our latest data showed Program Satisfaction at 77%.
Mentors make a difference in students’ lives. Tragically, 10% of students surveyed reported they had no adults paying attention to their lives.
At the program’s start, half of the students (51%) reported having three or more adults paying attention to their lives, but the other half sadly could not identify that many significant adults in their lives.
Adults who surround our children and youth are the leading educators for the next generation, significantly exceeding the influence and instruction presented by any formal educational program. Ensuring the presence of strong and positive adult role models in the lives of our young generation is of utmost importance.
By the program’s conclusion, 28% of the T1L1 students indicated an increase in adults engaged in their lives, and 30% reported having more adults they can now count on for help.
Not developing at the expected level compared to their peers
65% before participating in T1L1 Experience
Demonstrate development at the expected level for their age
35% before participating in T1L1 Experience
Making notable strides: personal growth, academics, social development
67% after participating in T1L1 Experience
The columns labeled Emerging (PRE) and Advanced (PRE) display how the emerging and theadvanced students rated in each capacity before the program The other two adjacentcolumns labeled Growth % (POST) display the growth percentage observed at the programsend for both student groups
Students in Long-Term Mentoring Programs in 2022
We thank our volunteer mentors across the United States and in some nations around the world. They selflessly give of their time and resources to help children and youth find hope.
These volunteers also handle critical tasks such as data collection and data reporting under the guidance of our dedicated Teach One to Lead One staff.
To our volunteer mentors, we extend a big thank you. Without you, this report would not have been possible.
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