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Up2Us Sports Recognizes Abramson Sci Academy for Excellence

Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amber Killberg
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Up2Us Sports host sites participate in data collection to measure the benefits of a coach trained in Sports Based Youth Development for youth health and life skills. Data collection includes youth fitness tests (the PACER) and youth surveys measuring the High Impact Attributes, a group of positive attributes connected to the sport experience and to positive life outcomes.  Up2Us Sports would like to recognize four Up2Us Sports host sites for collecting high quality data and achieving great results for their youth!

Host Site #2: Abramson Sci Academy of the Collegiate Academies Charter School Network

Collegiate Academies is based in New Orleans and has hosted Up2Us Sports coaches since 2012. During the 2015-2016 program year, Abramson Sci Academy had two Up2Us coaches, one who was a returning coach. Youth participants who worked with Up2Us coaches had the following results:

  • 83% of participants improved in the PACER by at least one lap.
  •  At the end of the program, 33% of participants were in the Healthy Fitness Zone compared to 20% at the start of the program
  • 81% of youth improved in one or more positive attribute
  • 100% of participants report that they trust their coach and that their coach is a good role model
  • 98% of participants reported that they go to their coach for help or advice
  • 96% of participants report that the things they learned in the program will help them in their lives and help them to be healthy.

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