The Impact of the Panhandle Promise Project

The Impact of the Panhandle Promise Project

 

Through early intervention we hope to help break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. Through positive support for the youth and families we hope to help strengthen the bonds within the family unit, and build self worth and value.

 

According to the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition it can cost the tax payers anywhere from $47.50 to $ 65 dollars a day compared to $4.11 a day the cost for one child to be a member of the program.

 

Testimonies and statements from the youth and parents.

 

  • "I love the Promise Project! I look forward to seeing everyone every month." 15 year old girl
  • "I look forward to the camp every summer. It's my vacation" 12 year old boy
  • "I met my best friend at the Promise Project" 8 year old boy
  • "Ms Milly loves me and she makes me feel special" 7 year old girl
  • "I love my mentor she is always there when I need her" 8 year old boy

 

Camp statements

 

  • What was your favorite thing to do at camp?
    • Basket Ball, Hiking, Everything, Swimming, Sleeping, Hanging out with friends, Zumba

 

  • IS there anything else you would like to share about the summer camp?
    • I loved it, it was great, No, It was very fun, It should be longer, I liked the Zumba, more days, I am coming every year, the helicopter was cool,

 

  • Would you like to attend next year’s summer camp?
    • 100% agreed

 

Parent Survey

 

  • 100% of the parents strongly agreed that the staff communicated effectively and openly when it came to my child in the program.
  • 98% of the parents feel that their child has an increased sense of self-esteem after becoming a member of the Promise Project.
  • 50 % of the parents feel that their child’s behaviors have not changed since becoming a member of the Promise Project.
  • 87.6% of the parents feel their child has developed necessary relationship skills while in the Promise Project.
  • 80% of the parents feel their child’s grades have improved after becoming a member the Promise Project.
  • 85% of the parents do not feel that their child has difficulties in maintaining relationships with others.
  • 90% of the parents feel their ideas and input for the Promise Project are carefully considered.
  • 88% of the parents feel they have seen a difference in their child’s behaviors over the course of being a member of the Promise Project.
  • 98% of the parents feel their  child felt safe while at camp.
  • 100% of the parents feel their child enjoys the Promise Project summer camp.
  • 98% of the parents feel their  child is looking forward to the Promise Project summer camp.
  • 98% of the parents disagree that their child does not care for the Promise Project summer camp.
  • 95% of the parents feel that the monthly activities have positively influenced their child.
  • 98% of the parents feel that the monthly activities are not a waste of time.
  • 87% of the parents are looking forward to their child having a mentor.
  • 87% of the parents feel believe that my child having a mentor is important.

PANHANDLE

PROMISE

PROJECT

MENTORING AT RISK CHILDREN TO THRIVE

P.O. Box 8583

Amarillo, Texas 79114

Tel (806) 414-2864