Impact by Yvette Tao

 Impact by Yvette Tao Our mission is to empower and amplify the voices of teens and pre-teens by bridging them with diverse individuals to engage in interactive discussions centered around social […]

December 4, 2017 // EYEJ // No Comments // Posted in Blog // , ,

 Impact by Yvette Tao

Our mission is to empower and amplify the voices of teens and pre-teens by bridging them with diverse individuals to engage in interactive discussions centered around social justice.

During September and October 2017, we conducted Discussion Series sessions monthly at three CMSD schools targeting 6th-8th grade students. We addressed topics leading to social justice and support the development of social emotional learning. There are different topics every month to help students have more understanding of Stress, Conflict Resolution, Healthy Eating & more. At the end of each session we collect post survey data from students, our volunteer speakers and coordinators.  We also collect data from teachers and Principals to observe student’s improvements and changes.  The sessions also allows for critical thinking as the students hear about topics from different viewpoints due to the diversity of the volunteers and guidance of the speaker guide to then form their own thoughts on the topic matter.

With around 740 student surveys, 90 speaker surveys, 15 coordinator surveys and some data collected by schools, we are seeing a 1.5-2% increase in conditions for learning scores and 5%-8% increase in social emotional learning. 100% of students want to see change in their environment.  While it is very early for the school year to tabulate results on impact that EYEJ is making, this is a strong starting point.

We are continuing to help youth change for the better. If you also would like to see teens change, if you want to make a better future for them, our program is here to support!  To get involved – click here.

Yvette Tao

EYEJ Impact Lead

Sourcing Analyst for Tranzonic