Student Impact

“The Shadow Project is unbelievable! It makes me want to do my homework and try hard in school.” –  Sarah, grade 5

Students in The Shadow Project thrive at Faubion School.

Reaching children early, getting them excited about learning and taking pride in their accomplishments makes a lasting difference. Students in The Shadow Project are becoming engaged readers and learners. They’re also developing critical attributes that longitudinal studies have found lead to life success. These include perseverance, self-awareness and the ability to set and meet goals. The Shadow Project’s model has been validated by the Harvard Business School Association of Oregon, a Portland State University study, annual outcomes surveys, and more than 1,500 letters from students, teachers and parents.

Shadow Project students have become chess champions, graduated from college, and met state reading benchmarks. For instance, learn about Nick, who was ready to give up on school and himself, but is now doing well and ready to take on high school!

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Take a look at some highlights from the 2013 Teacher Survey on Student Impact:

  • 97% of educators report that The Shadow Project helps them reach struggling and/or disengaged students
  • 93.9% of educators report that The Shadow Project motivates students to set and achieve goals
  • 63% of educators report that The Shadow Project promotes equity by building appreciation for children who learn differently
  • 71% of students who were prone to giving up easily at the beginning of the school year are now persevering when faced with challenging tasks.
  • 69% of Shadow Project students met or exceeded reading goals
  • 69% of Shadow Project students exhibited improved behavior management skills
  • 67% of Shadow Project students demonstrated increased levels of self-sufficiency

Details of The 2013 Teacher Survey on Student Impact are available upon request.

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