Program Outcomes

While recognizing that youth sports is a vast issue area and could take on a myriad of strategies to help youth engage in an effective way in recreational activity, our Program Officers analyze the following outcomes, which were informed by feedback from direct service providers and issue area experts, as a sign of quality services.
The list below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all outcomes tracked by service providers however are important factors used to evaluate a grant application.
  • Maintain and/or lower BMI
  • Increase physical activity through measurable means
  • Maintain or increase standardized test scores
  • Maintain or increase letter grade gains and/or grade promotion
For further information on our Youth Sports issue area, please contact Kashif Shaikh.

The objectives of our youth sports issue area are to use sports and recreational activity to positively impact the health, academic performance and/or the character development of children and youth.

Eligible Programs

Health-Based: Programs that offer a strong health component which can be measured and tracked
Academic-Based: Programs that offer a strong academic component in which achievement is measured and evaluated

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