Program Measurable Results & Sustainability

Measurable Results

During the implementation and completion of the three-year pilot program, the graduation rate of the students involved increased. The following are comments received by the sponsoring education cooperative:

  • We had an increase by 15-20% in the graduation rate during the first year of the program implementation.
  • Overall there was a very positive response to this program. There was an increase in positive communication, willingness to get along with others, increased work ethic, and increased peer respect.
  • The quality of the curriculum was above average in content, organization and format, discussion questions and writing prompts, and real-life scenarios.
  • The overall class activities were rated above average, including the vocabulary words.
  • Mr. Vitale connected personally with the students and curriculum during the assembly. This put a face with the author.
  • This program provided motivation for students to expand their future education and career goals.
  • Curriculum activities extended student knowledge and caused them to use higher order thinking skills.
  • We have experienced a decreased amount of student referrals from the at-risk population that Mr. Vitale visited, as well as an increase in the number of college applicants. We want to continue this project in the future.
  • The message was very inspirational and motivating to our students.
  • We especially liked the activities, bell ringers, and writing prompts.

Student Feedback

The following represent various statistics gathered by Paul while working with students during the A Hero Within Program:

  • 62% consider themselves role models
  • 33% consider professional athletes to be positive influences
  • 81% have profiles on Facebook or MySpace
  • 32% are bullied at school
  • 48% fear failure and rejection
  • 55% send text messages while driving a vehicle

Thank you for coming and inspiring me not to be afraid of my fears. I hope you come again.
~ Khadijah - Eighth-grade student

Hey Paul, you may or may not remember me, but I was that guy at the assembly who said his worst fear was not making it in college. I wanted to tell you how important some of the things you said that day were and how it has affected my personality. I thought about it and thought about it and finally decided that being mad or being upset is just a choice. You can choose how you want to go about treating someone or handling a situation. I'm leaving for UA this year and want to thank you for the encouragement, friendship, and overly satisfying faith you had in me and my dreams!”
~ Trey - Twelth-grade student


After the initial year of the A Hero Within – Today’s Youth • Tomorrow’s Leaders program implementation, subsequent personnel trainings, student assemblies, and parent presentations are available to keep the program’s momentum at full steam. Realizing the flux of the student body, along with the importance of presenting fresh and exciting content to your school personnel, parents, and guardians, program founder Paul Vitale is available to return to your school periodically to renew interest, generate excitement and reinforce the concepts taught daily in your classrooms. In addition, existing curriculum kit components and future additions are available for individual purchase to supplement and replenish your supply.

Call to Action

This dynamic program can be the driving force behind your school’s movement in championing our future leaders through the effortless implementation of one, two, three, or all four of its facets. Once set in motion, A Hero Within – Today’s Youth • Tomorrow’s Leaders will profoundly affect each student’s learning, life and legacy with long-lasting, measurable results.

“Thank you for coming up with so many activities and scenarios that teachers struggle to find time to develop themselves. This is an excellent guide and resource for instructors!”
~ Crowley’s Ridge Educational Service Cooperative Instructor

“One of the things that I particularly like about Vitale’s materials is the realistic optimism they convey. Most of us graduated to a 'future so bright I gotta wear shades,' but the older teens in my classes often feel that they have few options...This degree of pessimism won’t lead to success in the global marketplace. Yet our students’ life experiences may make them unreceptive to the average 'Be All You Can Be' rhetoric. Vitale’s blend of a positive outlook and practical steps toward reaching that positive outcome offers a believable alternative.”
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For additional information on how you can implement this impactful program, contact Paul today!