Community Matters

Rating: 4.73 stars   11 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Education, Bullying


PO Box 14816 Santa Rosa CA 95402 USA


To collaborate with schools and communities in creating safe and inclusive environments where all youth and adults thrive.


Our programs and services reduce bullying and violence, positively affecting attendance as well as academic achievement, and help young people develop into capable, connected and contributing members of society. A multi-year evaluation conducted in partnership with Texas State University, San Marcos and the University of Georgia, Athens, and completed in 2011 found several statistically significant outcomes: - Increased rates of intervention in bullying incidents by male Ambassadors; - Improved school climate among friends of Ambassadors, who also reported increased rates of intervention in bullying incidents by their peers; - Suspension rates averaged 33% lower than pre-SSA rates at schools that implemented the program as designed, while rates at demographically matched control schools rose 10% during the same years.

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