Christodora honored with “HI Impact” Award for excellence in youth programs

Christodora is proud to be honored as a “HI Impact” Awardee! Our students show exceptional growth in key indicators such as social skills, learning strategies, self-regulation and positive/leadership identity — the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) outcomes that are now widely understood by leading scholars across the country as the best predictor of success in school, work, and life. Algorhythm, a leader in youth development program evaluation, made the announcement at the 2nd Annual “State of Youth Development” Symposium in New York City on April 18, 2018.  The symposium was co-hosted by Youth INC, Algorhythm, Youth Development Institute (YDI) and the City University of New York School of Professional Studies. Algorhythm plans to publish case studies that highlight Christodora’s and other awardees’ “best practices.”

Read Youth INC’s press release here.

Pictured above (left to right): Dr. Kim Sabo-Flores, Co-Founder and CEO, Algorhythm, and Judith Rivkin, Executive Director, Christodora.

Christodora was a part of the initial group that helped Agorhythm create this cutting-edge youth development learning system which is now in use across 30 states by over 260 programs and 10,000 youth.

The Youth Development Impact Learning System measures and reports on six social and emotional learning capacities. These outcomes have been proven to contribute to longer-term gains such as thriving, decreased risk-taking behaviors, and increased academics. If you are moving the needle on these social-emotional outcomes, you can feel confident that your program is contributing to young people’s long-term success.

  • Self-Management: A youth’s ability to make choices, take positive risks and persist through life’s challenges.
  • Contribution: A youth’s capacity to give energy and time to help their family, community and society.
  • Academic Self-Efficacy: A youth’s motivation and confidence in their academic performance.
  • Social Skills: A youth’s ability to take others’ perspectives into consideration, as well as express caring and empathy.
  • Positive Identity: A youth’s internal sense of positive self-worth and self-efficacy as they explore who they are.
  • Social Capital: A youth’s positive bonds with people who can provide advice, counsel and access to what they need to succeed.