In January of 2018 we launched our pilot program.
MEASURING OUR IMPACT
Our pilot program participants were given a PRE and POST program survey to help us gauge what impact Story Starters had on the three core goals of the program:
to increase the frequency of conversations within families about race and racism
to increase family's comfort in discussing race and racism
to start or increase family actions in standing up against racism & bias
HERE'S WHAT WE LEARNED ...
Families who participated in Story Starters reported an increase in frequency of the number of times adults and children had conversations about race or racism.
Families who participated in the pilot reported an increase in comfort in talking about race and racism as a family unit.
Parents who participated in the pilot reported an increase in preparedness in addressing issues of race and racism with their children. We learned that some of our families need additional support and time together to take action as a family.