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At SAVE, we are dedicated to creating effective and impactful programs that make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. To achieve this, we rely on extensive research to guide our curriculum, program design, and involvement strategies. Our team regularly reviews the latest research findings in our field and incorporates these insights into our work. By doing so, we are able to develop evidence-based programs and services that are tailored to the unique needs of our community. This research-driven approach enables us to provide the highest quality support and resources to those we serve, and we are committed to continuing to use the latest research to inform and improve our work.

Why University Campuses?

SAVE Program is committed to promoting college readiness among its students by scheduling biweekly visits to college campuses. Studies have shown that students who engage in regular campus visits demonstrate greater familiarity with college-related information and are more likely to engage in discussions about college with school staff. Additionally, these students tend to enroll in more advanced courses in the fields of science and social science. By enabling our students to define their own unique objectives and facilitating experiences that are not typically offered by conventional educational institutions, SAVE aims to provide the best possible support to our students.

Critical Issues in After School Programming by Robert Halpern 

An Evaluation of the Educational Impact of College Campus Visits: A Randomized Experiment

Social-Emotional Learning and School Success

Research indicates that young individuals who partake in after-school programs that prioritize the development of personal social skills experience a range of positive outcomes, including improved emotional wellbeing, attitudes, positive behavioral adjustment, and academic performance. At our organization, we endeavor to deliver a structured program that blends activities aimed at fostering social-emotional competence with conventional activities that promote physical fitness, academic success, and the arts. Our approach is designed to holistically support the growth and development of our participants, enabling them to thrive in all aspects of their lives.

The Impact of After-School Programs that Promote Personal and Social Skills

The changes we need: Education post COVID-19 

The Benefits of Structure

Although it is crucial to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, it is equally important to maintain a structured learning environment. Based on research, programs that aim to foster positive youth development are most effective when they operate within a highly structured setting that prioritizes exploratory learning. Our objective is to offer our students a diverse range of activities and learning opportunities throughout their tenure at SAVE, with the aim of sparking a genuine curiosity and passion for learning. By balancing self-directed learning with a structured framework, we can provide our students with the ideal conditions to reach their full potential.