Our first priority is the positive development of our youth participants. To date, we have demonstrated remarkable results in this area:
Since 2002, 92% of TPP participants have gone on to college, compared to a national average of 68%. During that time, 99.3% of participants stayed in high school, compared to a national average of 71%. The average GPA increases by approximately 0.5, one-half letter grade.
Cross-Cultural Understanding and Competency
90% of TPP youth reach significant criteria of cross-cultural competency.
Leadership / Sense of Future
Confidence, self-efficacy and ability to plan improve in 88% of participants.
Conflict Resolution / Violence Prevention
92% of TPP youth said they resolve conflicts differently as a result of the conflict resolution, communications, and cross-cultural components of the program.
Besides achieving these stated outcomes, our youth have identified some intangible – and incredibly important – benefits that they have gained from their participation in The Possibility Project. These benefits include:
- deep and lasting friendships
- a sense of belonging
- improved parent and peer relationships
- personal empowerment
- a greater sense of purpose, and
- the ability to see and plan their personal and academic futures