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PROSPER - PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience

What Can Be Proven About PROSPER's Success?

Studies of the PROSPER Approach Show That It:

  • Helps teams deliver family and school programs that can prove their effectiveness
  • Helps communities carry out high-quality programs
  • Brings changes to families that should improve adolescent behavior
  • Improves youth competencies
  • Reduces bad behavior in youth
  • Improves the community‚Äôs perception of public schools

Benefits to Youth, Families, Communities, & Schools

PROSPER programs are properly implemented, have community support, and sustained over time. That has a positive impact on youth, families, communities, and schools.

Potential benefits for schools include:

  • Reduced youth problem behaviors, such as substance use, and improved youth life skills
  • Improved youth academic performance
  • Improved school-parent-community communication
  • Increased parental involvement with the school
  • Better parenting skills and increased family well-being
  • Better community perceptions of school leadership
  • Closer links between Cooperative Extension and schools
  • Complements USDE's commitment to scientifically-tested practices
  • Training and technical assistance to sustain programming
  • Addresses needs identified in comprehensive school plans