- Do GOTR participants differ from a comparison group of girls not in GOTR on developmental outcomes and life skills?
- Do GOTR participants show improvements from pre- to post-season on developmental outcomes and retain improvements three months after season’s end?
- GOTR girls compared favorably to non-GOTR girls on connection, caring, coach autonomy support, and life skills transfer,
- GOTR girls improved from pre- and/or post-season to follow-up on confidence and connection, and sustained ability to use life skills learned in GOTR from post-season to follow-up, and
- GOTR girls starting below the pre-season average made dramatic improvements on all developmental outcomes from pre- to post-season and in most cases from post-season to follow-up. Focus group findings complemented survey data and provided in-depth narrative on season-long improvements.
In summary, findings using a matched comparison group, a longitudinal design, and multiple methods provided strong evidence that GOTR is effective in promoting season-long and lasting improvement in developmental outcomes. The intentional life skills curriculum and comprehensive coach training offer strong explanations for findings of program impact and can serve as exemplars for other after-school programs.
- 2014 Evaluation Report
- 2011 Evaluation Report
- 2009 Evaluation Report
- 2007 Evaluation Report
- 2002 Evaluation Report