We focus on Youth Wellness as the leading indicator for predictive outcomes in schools. Without wellness, children rarely sustain consistent performance in school and beyond.
The more well, the more resilient and hopeful during trying times. The youth that struggle most in school are often the least well with the least access to the armor and medicine needed to turn things around. These are the wounded ones – the ones we most often fail in school and society.
Without tracking these leading indicators, we run the risk of focusing on short term gains that mechanize their school performance – no real learning, no retention, no application. They stand little hope of ever transforming their lives or school outcomes.