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