Some of the many positive outcomes of Rising Stars Participants

Healthy Behavior
  • Drug Free
  • Nonviolent
  • Law-abiding
  • Social Confidence
  • Abstain from early sexual activity
(enhancement -
personal optimism)

Projected future happiness

Projected future success
  • School success
  • Affirmation of diversity
  • Compassion for others
  • Leadership
  • Choosing a healthy lifestyle (nutrition & exercise)
  • Capacity to rebound in the face of adversity

More positive outcomes of Rising Stars Participants

  • Participant successfully applies skills from their assessment
  • Seeks out options from diverse alternatives
  • Able to make goal-oriented informed decisions
  • Communicates effectively in diverse situations (socially confident)
  • Demonstrates leadership in various situations
    • Team-player and/or leader
    • Provides a vision and purpose to a cause
    • Uses influence to obtain planned outcomes
  • Outcomes of the pilot participants:
    • Graduates had a 40% grade point increase
    • Graduates had a 56% reduction in school disciplinary/truancy incidents
    • College attendance within one pilot site increased from 5% to 75%

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