Program Goals

SA Youth strives to make a difference by promoting three goals for our programs:

  • Improve educational achievement
  • Foster values and develop character
  • Develop healthy lifestyles

To read more about our Carol M White Physical Education Program read our SA Youth Final Report, SA Youth Final Report PPT and SA Youth Home Environment Study.

The following logic model demonstrates how we aim to promote these goals in our programs.


GOAL #1: Develop a Healthy Lifestyle

OBJECTIVES:

  • Prevent youth from participating in gang activity, criminal activity, and other juvenile behaviors
  • Engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity on a daily basis
  • Be aware and knowledgeable about healthy nutrition in order to make healthy and nutritional choices
  • Be knowledgeable of the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drug use and abstain from their use

Short-Term Changes

Knowledge/Awareness/Attitudes

Decreased gang, criminal and delinquent activity.

Increased knowledge and awareness of:

  • Importance of exercise
  • Importance of good nutrition and avoiding certain foods
  • Importance of avoiding smoking, alcohol or drugs

Medium-Term Changes

Behaviors/Skills

BMI within healthy limits
Choose healthy foods
Abstaining from or decrease in smoking or the use of alcohol or drugs
Increased # of developmental assets

Long-Term Changes

Social Conditions

Young adults who are drug-free, fit, have balanced diets and do not smoke, drink in excess or use drugs, are free of gang and other criminal behavior


GOAL #2: Develop positive values and character

OBJECTIVES:

  • Decrease or eliminate delinquent behaviors
  • Develop responsibility and respect/care about others
  • Desire to contribute to one’s own community
  • Develop leadership abilities

Short-Term Changes

Knowledge/Awareness/Attitudes

Increased knowledge and awareness of:

  • Personal responsibilities
  • Importance of respecting and caring for others
  • Importance of volunteerism
  • One’s ability to lead

Medium-Term Changes

Behaviors/Skills

Decreased delinquent behaviors such as tagging, bullying

Increased participation in community & volunteer activities

Increased ability to lead and mentor younger children

Increased # of developmental assets

Long-Term Changes

Social Conditions

Young adults who are honest, responsible and upstanding community members


GOAL #3: Improve Academic Achievement

OBJECTIVES:

  • Develop self-discipline and study habits
  • Improve basic academic skills (STAAR scores, GPA)
  • Improve educational achievement (Grade promotion and/or attainment of GED or HS diploma)

Short-Term Changes

Knowledge/Awareness/Attitudes

Increased knowledge and awareness of:

  • Importance of education
  • Specific subject matters
  • Places and activities outside of their own neighborhood
  • Their own desire to explore and learn
  • Their own desire to graduate from high school
  • Future opportunities for higher education and employment

Medium-Term Changes

Behaviors/Skills

Improve attendance

Pass TAKS

Improve GPA

Advancement to the next grade

Increased self-discipline and monitoring

Development of educational or vocational goals

Increased # of developmental assets

Long-Term Changes

Social Conditions

Young adults who have graduated from High School and have plans for higher education or vocational training

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