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January 31, 2019

2019 Program Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

The overarching goal of FFLF is to develop within underserved youth the social and emotional capabilities needed to build healthy families, communities, and contribute to the economy in a positive way. By partnering with school systems and structured summer programs, we will implement comprehensive programming that not only improves the educational skills of K-12 students but also develops their social and self-awareness capabilities. We want to positively affect the way students think, feel, and act.



Program Objectives:

1. Increase the number of schools utilizing the Building Dreams program from five (5) to fifteen (15) by expanding our partnership with IPS and local township school districts

2. Progress our partnerships with IPS and Charter schools, with the goal of entering the Building Dreams program in between ten (10) to 15 (15) schools

3. Develop Version 2.0 of the Building Dreams  Behavior Management App

4. Begin Building Dreams evidenced-based research study project with IU Center for Collaborative Systems Change

Short-term Program Outcomes:

1. To increase number of public elementary schools integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programming from five to fifteen by Q4 2019 (80% increase)

2. To teach 4,200 K-12 youths the benefits of improved social-emotional skills in 2019 (55% increase)

3. To increase the number of youth participating in regular physical activity and character development activities while improving athletic skills from 320 to 400 in 2019 (25% increase)

Long-term Program Outcomes:

4. To improve academic performance of students in grades K-8 at participating Building Dreams elementary schools as demonstrated by achievement scores improving an average of 11 percentile points higher than students who did not receive SEL instruction (CASEL)

5. To improve attitudes and behaviors of youth participating in FFLF’s programming as demonstrated by greater motivation to learn, deeper commitment to school, increased time devoted to schoolwork, and better classroom behavior

6. To prevent negative behaviors of youth participating in FFLF’s programming as demonstrated by decreased disruptive class behavior, noncompliance, aggression, delinquent acts, and disciplinary referrals