Evaluations in Seattle

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1. From a sample of 150 pre- and post-use questionnaires taken over 15 months in Seattle in 1994-95, the number of kids using The Giraffe Heroes Program:

  • who thought that “nothing could be done” to solve problems in their schools or communities dropped by 55%;
  • who agreed that they should help solve such problems went up by 27%;
  • who named sports or media celebrities as their “heroes” dropped by 50%, replaced by people they had met in the program who worked to solve problems in their communities.

2. A formal assessment of the program by a team from the University of Washington indicated in August 1996 that 90% of teachers returning surveys reported positive changes in the attitude and behavior of students taking The Giraffe Heroes Program.

And 80% reported positive shifts in their own attitudes and behavior. These results track anecdotal feedback that both students and teachers gain confidence and competence from The Giraffe Heroes Program.


3. From a sample of 86 pre- and post-use questionnaires taken over one semester in Guam in 1995, the number of kids using The Giraffe Heroes Program:

  • who thought that “nothing could be done” to solve problems in their schools or communities dropped by 29%;
  • who agreed that they, personally, could make a difference in helping solve such problems went up by 24%;
  • who chose heroes because they were famous, rich and “did whatever they want” dropped by 20%;
  • who chose heroes because they were brave, caring and “did what’s right, no matter what” went up by 39%.

4. A formal third party study of The Giraffe Heroes Program was completed by a team of evaluators from the University of Washington in late 1997.

  • 100% of teachers in the study stated that they observed some or many positive attitude and behavior changes in students as a result of using The Giraffe Heroes Program; they particularly noted an increase in self-esteem, caring, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
  • 75% of teachers said they observed positive changes in their own attitude or behavior as a result of using the Program. 92% of teachers rated the overall effectiveness of the Program as excellent.
  • 100% rated its user-friendliness as excellent.
  • 83% said they would encourage other teachers to use it.

 

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We now offer you a tool kit you can use to train tomorrow's heroes, in class or after school. (Full info)

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Grades K-2 Guide

Stan Tall & Bea Tall, our twin spokesgiraffes 
for the K-2 Giraffe Heroes Program 
have some bad news and some good news. 
First—the K-2 is no longer for sale in print. 
And here’s the good news—
The entire K-2 program will soon be a free download!
Lesson plans, videos, audio tracks, dozens of stories, 
printable handouts, correlations, & links to resources—
it will all be in a free download to your computer.
We’re working as fast as we can to complete the conversion.
If you’d like to be notified when it goes online,
email us, we’ll make sure you get the word.

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