Research Behind RYL

In 2012, we surveyed a panel of parents asking them  a simple question:

What do you want most for your kids?

      1. Tammy R.  To be given opportunities to grow and learn new things, that make us step out of comfort zones, encourage us to become better than we ever thought. Challenge growth
      2. Pat C.  Health, happiness and love. I want them to be compassionate and confident.
      3. Clayton K. (law enforcement officer) The ability to understand and cope with peer pressure, body image, and low self-esteem. These are the major problems I see when I deal with kids today.
      4. Jen S.  I want my children to realize their potential and strength within….like Tammy said to step out of their comfort zone and challenge what they think they know. And to be incredibly simplistic….be happy with their life no matter what gets thrown at them. Self image of a leader. Have to see themselves as a leader.
      5. Katy C.  I want her to be truly happy with herself and her life. To never let anyone else take that away from her. We only get one life and to live it miserably is awful.
      6. Pamela B.  I want my kids to be happy, capable and kind. I want them to be good partners to their spouses and parents to their kids.
      7. Penny H.  I want my children to experience everything they can in this world while they are young. I want them to have a wide variety of choices and the confidence to face new challenges and overcome their fear. When they get older, the responsibilities become greater and there seems to be less freedom.
      8. Vanessa V.  Success and happiness
      9. Karen F.  I want them to be happy and they can’t do that unless they feel good about themselves!
      10. Amy C.  Confidence and a sense of purpose. To know that they are loved and to be able to show love to others. Health and happiness.
      11. Nikki K.  Success, health and happiness in whatever they decide to do in life!
      12. Karen A.  To be happy and have a positive attitude . No war .and to treat others the way they want to be treated .. oh and also to look after the elderly …

Remarkable Young Leaders Can Help You Solve All Of These.

  • Success and Happiness 80%
  • Positive Experiences 70%
  • Confidence In Their Abilities 75%
  • Realize Their Potential and Strength 85%

The Results Were Amazing

Talking with parents, you realize quickly what every parent wants for their child… A Healthy, Happy Childhood Experience that gives them opportunity and experiences for a Healthy, Happy, Successful Adulthood. Remarkable Young Leaders is part of the village to provide those positive Life Experiencs through Project Based Leadership Training. 

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The Research

http://youth.gov/youth-topics/family-community-engagement

The family and community engagement process develops over time and involves several key determining factors:

  1. Parents must believe that they play a vital and active role in their children’s development and education and have a positive sense of self-efficacy for helping their children succeed;
  2. Parents believe that youth-serving personnel value, expect, and invite them to be engaged; and
  3. Parents’ socioeconomic situation, knowledge, skills, and time support engagement.

education1Students learn about Being Well Mannered, Helping Others, Hard Work, and Being Responsible in todays world by helping to solve real world problems of today. (these are some of the most important skills that parents have recognized when raising kids today) >>>>

The Relationship Between Volunteer Work and Academic Performance

A dearth of literature on the relationship between volunteering and academic achievement exists; nevertheless, it is becoming more popular in academic settings as a way of improving academics, as well as society. Many schools now require their students to complete a mandatory number of hours of volunteer work per year or semester. Schools have implemented “service learning,” which incorporates community service and volunteer work into the curriculum, because it has been proven to have a positive effect on academic performance (Hinck & Brandell, 1999). (See STUDY Below)

Service learning “can and does have a positive impact on the psychological, social, and intellectual development of adolescents who participate” (Hinck & Brandell, 1999, para. 11). Usually the services performed are related, in some way, to some academic subject, but most forms of volunteer work and community service can be tied to academics in one way or another. As a result, “more and more studies are finding that increased academic growth is the result when service is combined with intellectual content” (Hinck & Brandell, 1999, para. 17). One study, conducted on over 2,000 students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade, found that student performance improved as a result of service learning (Hinck & Brandell, 1999, para. 17). The Texas Council of Chief State School Officers reported that “involvement in service learning affects students’ higher level thinking skills, motivation to learn, application of learning, insight, and basic academic skills” (Hinck & Brandell, 1999, para. 18).(See STUDY Below)  One study performed to determine the relationship between academic performance and community partnerships found that “regardless of students’ background and prior achievement, volunteering activities positively influenced student grades, course credits completed, attendance, behavior, and school preparedness” (Simon, 2001, para. 1). All of the literature concerning the relationship between academic performance and volunteering presented a positive relationship.    http://kon.org/urc/v5/fujita.html

Volunteer Work

According to Hinck & Brandell (1999), volunteer work increases higher level thinking skills, has a positive effect on academic performance, and aids in the psychological, social and intellectual development of adolescents. Because of the multiple benefits involved, many schools now include community service and volunteer work in the official curriculum.

                  A POWERFUL STUDY BY  

HINCK AND BRANDELL (1999)

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