The majority of the evaluation of the success of this project is of a subjective nature. There are no measurement standards for things such as self-confidence or self esteem. We cannot prove, using exacting scientific studies that the life successes we see are directly caused by our programs. However, due to the large number of successes we see, we can infer that we are making a large impact.
We do feel evaluation is an important part of the process, and we will monitor those things we can, such as grade point averages. In the past we have always seen a dramatic change. In addition, we will provide a subjective report, and attempt to obtain statements from individuals who have a relationship with the youths and are able to perceive the differences the program has made. We will publish these reports to the public as long as the results are not embarrassing in any way to the individuals in the program.