Imagine if every child in America grew up knowing that he or she had a nest egg to attend college or a professional training program.
The CSA program for the children of Salishan seek two types of outcomes for children and families in the program.
- Better reading and math tests scores in 5th grade
- Better reading and math tests scores in 10th grade
- Increase high school graduation rates; (THA will also compare these rates with College Bound Scholarship students who do not participate in the CSA programs)
- Increase rates of enrollment in college and training programs after high school. (THA will also compare these rates with College Bound Scholarship students who do not participate in the CSA programs)
- Increase rates of graduation from college and training programs after high school
Nonacademic performance measures:
- getting families without bank accounts into mainline banking services
- improve the ability of students and adult members of the household to understand and use money and financial services
- more positive attitude toward saving for students and adults
- more positive orientation toward future goals
- improve student behavior and engagement (e.g, school discipline, participation in school clubs)
- help elicit and enlist the expectation of the Salishan community that all its children will graduate from high school and go on to college or training programs.