thinc-ing about college
Thanks to your love and support there are no tricks, just treats for the students in the Purple Feet Foundation (PFF) this fall. Here's how you are impacting the lives of our PFF kids in so many ways.
Our sixth thinc program was the first time we were able to bring three different groups of students (7th, 8th and 9th graders) together for the week. Every student had a special trip, project or memorable moment. Here are just a few of them:
"I loved the hovercrafts we did because all of us 8th graders were teaching the 7th graders how to make them. Last year we did some of the things that the 7th graders did, and I really liked teaching the 7th graders. I liked how it felt to be a teacher."
"Coding was my favorite session because it was fun, and I want to be a programmer in the future."
"I liked Culinary Arts because we learned about a lot of new and different food and how to make it. We tasted a lot of different food that I have never tasted in my life. It was also pretty cool because I got to cook with someone that knows how to cook food from all over the world."
"My favorite trip was "Cape May" because I like the beach and seeing the horseshoe crabs everywhere."
The impact we are seeing through our research is really positive.
- Student camper index ratings for feelings about school and for future expectations increased following their involvement in the thinc program.
- Increases in these index ratings were seen disproportionately for those that were in their third year attending camp as well as those who scored lowest on a rating of school engagement during the previous year.
- The greatest gains in agreement were made for statements including “I am good at science,” “I see myself as a leader,” “People recognize when I try my best," and “I expect to attend school after I finish high school.”
We are continuing to work with the PFF kids throughout the year and cannot thank you enough for your kindness in making all of this possible. Check out what's new with the Purple Feet Foundation through our donor report and by following us on Facebook.
Thank you again!
Martha and Lance Rougeux
Co-founders, Purple Feet Foundation
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