Interact with students through meaningful relationships
Reduce risk while increasing student’s college and career readiness
Select the appropriate resources to bring about measurable results for students
Engage and build student’s internal capacity to navigate life’s problems
A resilient student has the ability to perceive life’s challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. They demonstrate: grit, a growth mindset, assertiveness, healthy peer relationships, school engagement, a sense of belonging, teamwork and tenacity with an ability to make good decisions.
In a school situated in a complex area of Calgary, students neither felt safe, nor supported and valued in the community. By measuring the community factors with the Onboard survey, the school was able to see trends and pinpoint the problem. The data inspired them to look for an appropriate community-based program.
The school saw significant impact within the first year. It shifted the perspective of how the students felt they could relate to the adults around them. Additionally, because people from the community were brought in to join this program, it actually began to change the community as well. After three years of taking all the kids through this program, there was charted improvement.
“The Resiliency tool was essential for us in measuring and pinpointing areas of vulnerability. The set-up was quick and the survey results were easy to understand. We went from being in the lowest 5% in the province for achievement, and within three years we reached acceptable standard marks in every area. Thanks to Onboard, we were able to clarify our students vulnerabilities and give them the support they desperately needed.”