STEM ACTIVITIES AND OUTCOMES INCLUDE:
With Middle School Grades we are transitioning from a drag and drop coding approach to a
typing based coding approach.
- Data Types
- MIT App Inventor
- 3rd Party Libraries
- Model View Controller
DEFINED PROGRAM OUTCOME MEASURES:
- 100% of students will improve reading, science and math skills by end of school year with
73% of kids attending regularly advancing 1 or more reading levels
- Kids will be reading better and achieving success in the classroom with 89% achieving a
“C” or higher in Reading.
- Kids will be attending school more with 90% of our kids meeting school requirements.
- Number of students enrolled in our program will increase to at least 75.
- 100% of 8th grade students enrolled will graduate middle school and advance high school.
Mentoring – students experience relationships from committed and caring mentors and
belong to a safe learning community to increase school attendance
Self-confidence – students grow in right relationship with self and others, and their
schools to display grit and determination character traits throughout their lives
70% of kids demonstrate literacy growth during the summer months measured in Lexia
Seeing 75% of students say that they feel better about themselves and their ability to
achieve in school than they did before NHNTX. Baseline and results will be measured
through pre/post semester student and parent surveys.
Every child will see an improvement in reading level as measured using the award
winning A to Z Reading Software.
WE EVALUATE OUR IMPACT THROUGH THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:
- Reading Growth – we benchmark each student’s reading level and then reassess 2x to measure their growth.
- Program Engagement – we expect committed student participation by requiring a
75% attendance rate to maintain enrollment in our programs.
- Student Social-Emotional Growth – we conduct both student and parent surveys
at the beginning and end of each year to compare and evaluate the student’s
view of self and confidence in school.
LONG TERM BENEFITS:
The poverty rate of Texas children is 7.5 percentage points higher than the poverty rate of the
total Texas population. Mentoring programs reduce the rate of school absenteeism and
dropouts. Children who reach fourth grade without being able to read proficiently are more likely
to struggle academically and eventually drop out of school. Low reading proficiency also can
reduce earning potential and chances for career success as adults.
Program Data from Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment – Communities Foundation of
Texas (cftexas.org) shows a 7% to 10% per year return on investment based on:
Increased school and career achievement, reduced costs in public assistance, reduced health
costs, and decreased criminal justice system expenditures.
$48,000 in benefits to the public, per person served, reduce need for entitlements and increase
self-sufficiency, reduce taxes for citizens and the community as a whole.
Young adults who face an opportunity gap face barriers to success. After-school hours are the
peak time for juvenile crimes and risky behaviors, including alcohol and drug use. NYVPRC found
that children who do not spend any time in after-school activities are 49 percent more likely to
have used drugs and 37 percent more likely to become a teen parent. According to the National
Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC), nine out of ten Americans think all youth
should have access to after-school programs, but two-thirds of parents say they have trouble
finding programs locally.
A report by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S Department of Justice shows that
students in after-school programs have fewer behavioral problems and more self-confidence, and
can handle conflicts better than students who are not involved with these programs. In addition,
according to the Harvard Family Research Project, after-school programs help students from lowincome families overcome the inequities they face in the school system.
A well-taught faith-based education will give students a broader, healthier perspective on life than
their peers. A worldview that is based on Biblical principles will be one of selflessness,
acceptance, and love for their fellow man. This is part of the mission of a faith school, where all
are welcome, and encompasses an ethos that stretches throughout the world, because faith
organizations seek to bring stability and compassion into an uncertain world. The correlation
between a faith based education and long-term academic success is a strong one. The Council
for American Private Education (CAPE) stated, “Students in religious schools enjoy a significant