Post program surveys assess the achievement of protective factors:
- improved attitude towards school
- better ability of the student to communicate
- sense of community or belonging
- overall satisfaction with the Arts-Kids/Teens experience.
When classroom behavior improves, teachers can focus their attention on teaching rather than managing difficult behavior. Siblings benefit because parents are not fielding as many issues. For every participant in an Arts-Kids or Arts-Teens program, beneficiaries can be multiplied a factor of four.
More detail can be obtained here from the evaluation report conducted by Moises Prospero, PhD.