The ATEAM, lead by International Diamond, Janice Skeen, in Barberton, Ohio found out that right in their own community, 78% of the children were at risk and most of these children were only eating meals when at school. The children lost the ability to concentrate during school leading to lower test scores and poor behavior.
The ATEAM stepped up and wanted to help these kids by implementing a Snack Pack & Backpack program! The ATEAM puts together snack packs filled with food items to be given to kids who won’t have meals to eat over the weekend as well as providing backpacks and basic school supplies. This program has been successful for seven years now and the results are amazing! The students on this program increased their academic performance by 11 percentile points compared to students who were not on the program. These students also showed improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress and depression and had better attitudes about themselves, others and the school.
Other statistics show-
24% of children showed improved wellbeing and social behavior
57% more students improved their skills compared to students in other schools not on this program
Academic performance increased by 27%
These results are fantastic! This is what 4Life Service is all about. Helping these children take one step at a time to create a better future for themselves. Janice Skeen said, “Together, we have made a change in the hearts of the future. Together, we have helped mankind, Together, we have made a difference. Thank you to all the 4Life distributors who give to Foundation 4Life,”