"Scholar-Athlete Games graduates are already at work developing their respective Pathways to Peace projects, which range from a cochlear implant initiative for impoverished children in Mexico, to an agricultural micro-loan project to help African families become self-sustaining."
- Alan Hassenfeld, Chair, Institute Scholar-Athlete Games Programs Chair, Executive Committee, Hasbro Inc.
Measuring Success: Past, Present, and Future
The Institute for International Sport has received many accolades for its programs. In 2006, the World Scholar-Athlete Games received the federal government’s highest possible rating. In addition, Atlantic Philanthropies, a leading philanthropic association regards the Institute as one if its finest investments. The Institute for International Sport is the only organization awarded funding for 23 consecutive years.
This attention is due to the work and long term impact of participants since 1993. Many have gone on to become powerful leaders in business and in their communities with one goal in mind – improving our communities through example and leadership.
At the end of the 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit, the Institute will again evaluate the success of the program through a variety of means, including:
- Input from surveys of participants and partners
- Extensive media coverage
- Statistical analysis of alumni activity
- Participation in future Institute events, especially subsequent World Youth Peace Summits
- Continuing coverage of the impact of participants' community projects - Did they make a difference? How?
Findings from these evaluations will be available on the Institute website after the events.