Hoot’s Chalk Talk is a Science-Based Program That Has Been Proven Effective
Hoot’s Chalk Talk has been offered to schools and other venues for almost 10 years. Feedback from educators, parents and others testifies to the positive effect that our programs have on kids. In addition, the program has been scientifically tested for effectiveness by two groups: The esuhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Administration (SAMHSA) of the Federal Government.
RIIL: Our program was presented to students in high schools across the State of Rhode Island to over 11,000 students and adults. A 10% sample was taken before and after these presentations to measure the effectiveness of the program in raising awareness and attitudes. The results are very positive and are summarized below.
SAMHSA: Our program was presented in 10 selected high schools around the country and “before and after” testing was conducted to determine shifts in knowledge and attitudes as they related to appearance and performance enhancing drugs. The “before” tests were given the day before the Hoot’s Chalk Talk Assembly. The “after” results were collected the day after the assembly. Below you will find results compiled from five of the high schools tested – before and after knowledge and attitudes of 793 students. Overall, the results were both dramatic and extremely positive.