A Case for Confidence

Jumping at the Challenge

Young people who are exposed to a variety of opportunities for positive encounters and youth empowerment show evidence of higher rates of a successful transition into adulthood.

  • Children who are surrounded by strong role models engage in less risky behavior and ultimately demonstrate higher rates of success as adults.
  • Research shows that adolescents who have sufficient support from their families, schools, and communities develop the resources necessary to do well in life.
  • Positive outcomes of the UJUMP program include improved social skills, improved behavior, increased academic achievement, increased self-esteem, and increased self-efficacy.