Connect with Kids has been designated an “Effective Producer of Programs” by the U.S. Department of Education and appears on the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse List.

The Company’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program is on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency’s SAMHSA National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices (NREPP) as well as the New York Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) list of Effective programs.

Research shows that schools using Connect with Kids programs experienced:

  • A decrease in physical and verbal aggressive behaviors among students.
  • A decrease in the likelihood of students using drugs and alcohol.
  • An increase in positive social and emotional behaviors among students.
  • Improved communication among students, teachers and parents.

Research Summary Learn more.

  • Kansas City Schools: A nine-month study of more than 800 students in Kansas City Schools showed that CWK programs improve student behavior and multiple character and social and emotional skills including teasing and bullying behaviors, cheating and lying, respect for classmates and teachers, and academic perseverance. Download full report here.
  • Washington D.C. Schools: A nine-month study in Washington D.C. schools found that physical and verbal aggressive behaviors decrease when CWK programs are used. While aggressive behaviors in the research group using CWK programs decreased, those same behaviors actually increased in the control group where CWK programs were not used. Download full report here.
  • New York Schools: A three-year study at New York 18 archdiocesan schools showed that in schools using CWK programs, students were less likely to use drugs and alcohol and more likely to rely on effective strategies for refusing illegal substances. Download full report here.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District: The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) selected CWK Network to develop the Count Me In! Campaign to reduce truancy by 2 percent in the district. LAUSD successfully implemented the program in November and by May the district achieved its goal. LAUSD said in a released statement, “Daily attendance at LAUSD schools has improved by approximately 225,000 students. More of our city’s children are in school today because of the efforts of CWK Network.” Download case study here.
  • Arkansas Schools: Arkansas Children’s Hospital commissioned a research study with CWK in 18 schools throughout the state focused on using technology to improve health education in underserved areas. The Connect with Kids Health Education through Technology curricula was used to engage and educate teen students on issues such as bullying prevention, depression and mental health, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol and other drug use prevention. Results showed student preference for the availability of information through online media and videos and positive impact on changes in attitudes regarding making healthy choices, understanding the choices made during the teen years have a continued life-long effect on health, and many other positive social, and emotional improvements. Download full report here.