transcenDANCE has a demonstrated commitment to measuring our impact on our students and the communities we serve. transcenDANCE utilizes the PEAR (Program in Education, After School, and Resiliency) assessment tools developed at Harvard to monitor student progress and success.
Over the past two years, the pre-post comparison of transcenDANCE student data collected through the PEAR assessment showed increased resiliency from student participants in the areas of emotional control, assertiveness, trust, reflection, and optimism. Students showed increased relationship building with peers and adults, increased learning interest and critical thinking skills.
Students also showed decreases in the areas of hyperactivity/inattention, conduct problems, emotional symptoms, and peer problems. This data is extremely valuable as it quantitatively validates the work that transcenDANCE is doing in the communities it serves to keep youth in school, to help them pursue college, seek leadership positions, and pursue careers.