Expected Program Outcome
Evaluation of the published results of
the successful “Archery in Schools” program yields ample evidence
that the “Fishing in Schools” program can also result in the
following outcomes: teachers experience better student attendance,
behavior, grades, and that the program is able to reach 1,000,000 youths
annually after 6 years.
Their surveys report the following results.
- +/- 95% of students will report they like the program
- +/- 65% will state they believe it makes their PE class more
- +/- 90% will report they have positive feelings about
themselves while taking the course
- +/- 25% will improve academic performance
- +/- 30% will improve their level of physical fitness
- +/- 50% will be willing to participate in related
after school activities
The broader effect of the NFSP program is expected to result in
increased stewardship of:
- The outdoors in general
- Freshwater environments
- Fish & wildlife resources
This initiates a “bottom up” effect generated by students who gain
the participation of parents, grandparents, other family members,
etc., thus further expanding the program's reach.
As is done with the "Archery in Schools" program, "Fishing in
Schools" is also conducting statistically-relevant surveys of its
participating schools, teachers and where possible, students.
See the "Pre-Program"
surveys for details.