Up2Us Coach host sites participate in data collection to measure the benefits of a coach trained in Sports Based Youth Development for youth health and life skills. Data collection includes youth fitness tests (the PACER) and youth surveys measuring the High Impact Attributes, a group of positive attributes connected to the sport experience and to positive life outcomes. Starfinder has been recognized by Up2Us Sports as a host site that has collected high quality data and that is achieving great results for their youth!
Starfinder Foundation is based in Philadelphia and has hosted coaches through Up2Us Sports since 2014. Starfinder has also hosted an AmeriCorps VISTA and has been active in many Up2Us Sports trainings since 2014. During the 2015-2016 program year, youth participants who worked with Up2Us Sports coaches had the following results: