The Dare to Dream Sports Leadership & Mentoring Program has participated as a Metro United Way’s BLOCS (Building Louisville’s Out-of-School Time Coordinated System) Star agency since 2017-2018 school year. The ultimate goal of BLOCS is to improve the academic performance and social-emotional intelligence of students, so high school graduates are college and career-ready, and Louisville is able to sustain itself with a highly-skilled and employment ready workforce.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the Dare to Dream program participated in the Program Quality Assessment (PQA), which is a validated, observation‐based instrument designed to evaluate the quality of K‐12 youth programs and identify staff training needs. Scores at all levels are based on a five‐point measurement scale, ranging from 1‐5 with 5 representing intentional delivery of the highest quality practices. Per an external and internal assessment, the Dare to Dream program scored 4.50 - 4.92 in each domain.
The Staff Rated Youth Behavior (SRYB) assists staff in rating students, ranging in age for K to 12th on the development of their SEL skills. Provides insight into the area of need and helps staff understand what area of SEL growth their program site requires. Youth social and emotional skills rated in four domains: Expresses Emotion Knowledge, Behaviorally Manages Emotions, Display Social-Role Mastery, and Display Goal-Striving Mastery.
Expresses Emotion Knowledge
Behaviorally Manages Emotions