Benefits to Students
There is a growing body of independent research demonstrating the positive outcomes of service learning and giving experiences in youth. Multiple studies demonstrate that high-quality service-learning has positive effects on K-12 students’ academic performance and school engagement. The following are some of the documented outcomes for students.
- Higher academic achievement
- Increased self-esteem
- Development of critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Improved research, organization, communication, and leadership skills
- Reduction in school drop-out rates
Every year See Kids Dream conducts program assessmments using a tool developed by Dr. Christopher Weiss, a social scientist from the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Program (QMSS) Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University