The FACTS Speak For Themselves:
A study was conducted in South Texas where I CAN was initiated for one trial semester to serve as a baseline for further study. Both pre- and post-tests were conducted with 1,500 students of various ethnic backgrounds in 5-8th grades. Below is a sample of the results:
|Question||Pre-Test (Agree)||Post-Test (Agree)||Point Change||Percent Improvement|
|1. My friends can change or influence the way I act or behave.||13.4%||54.7%||+41.3||+208.2%|
|2. Helping others in my daily life helps me.||41.8%||68.2%||+27.1||+65.9%|
|3. I should prepare for a job interview.||12.4%||75.2%||+62.8||+406.5%|
|4. Goals are reached by luck.||53.7%||23.1%||+30.6||+132.4%|
MORE FACTUAL SUPPORT FOR THE I CAN CURRICULUM:
A study conducted with 1,002 8th grade students in Sidney, Ohio who completed an eighteen-week I CAN course consisting of 89 sessions indicated the following:
- 66.4% feel they are more kind and helpful to others
- 43.2% report arguing and fighting less
- 72.4% report an understanding that among drug users, smoking cigarettes is almost always a step leading to drug use
- 59.7% report making better choices/decisions
Next to parents, teachers are the greatest, most influential role models in the lives of children. Bob’s motivational, inspirational and humorous presentation style will serve as a means to rekindle the flame of commitment in the hearts of teachers -truly America’s everyday unsung heroes.
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I Can… two powerful words that inspire our confidence… Serve as a testament to our determination to succeed… And reflect a desire to be our very best.
That’s why thousands of educators, parents and leaders of youth serving organizations across America are excited about the Customized I CAN In-Service Programs. Through I CAN, they’re not only learning the ABC’s of education, but more importantly, the ABC’s of Life – Attitude, Behavior, and Character. These are the fundamentals that enable individuals to achieve their fullest potential and bring out the best in others.
If you are looking for a positive educational, informational, inspirational and fun keynote address, in-service program, seminar, or a three day workshop, the I CAN Program is for you!
an I CAN participant says…
“The Best I’ve ever attended. We need to be teaching the ‘I CAN’ program in our school.”