Understanding the impact of Big City Mountaineers
BCM measures program effectiveness utilizing the 40 Developmental Assets Profile.
Our greatest impact is in three internal asset categories:
- Positive Values – Integrity, honesty, responsibility, and avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
- Social Competencies – Decision-making, conflict resolution, building friendships, and avoiding negative peer pressures
- Positive Identity – Self-esteem, purpose and positive view
These internal asset categories are associated with positive youth development like succeeding in school, maintaining good health, valuing diversity, and avoiding risky behaviors. We will have a more comprehensive update on program outcomes in the spring of 2022.