Signs of Success

CLF uses research-based key indicators to assess the impact of our programs.

Managing SElf


Students learn how to: control emotions; manage time; set goals and make plans; treat others with respect and decency.

Students learn and practice: resilience; self-motivation; optimism and positivity; courage; integrity; emotional intelligence; ethics.

Students see failure as opportunity to learn.

Students learn and practice: willingness to fail; openness to new experience; creative thinking; ability to pivot; breaking down big problems into smaller ones; confidence.

solving problems

working with others


Students form healthy relationships with peers, mentors, and others.

Students learn how to: communicate clearly; do their fair share of work; make others better at what they do.

Students learn and practice: accountability; humility; negotiating; seeking advice.

civic engagement


Students become aware of issues in their community.

Students learn and practice: believing in their ability to change a community for the better; engagement in problems at hand; ability to focus; passion; service.

resolving conflict

Students learn and practice: negotiating; listening; treating others with respect and decency; controlling anger; “using words, not fists.”


leadership skills

Students learn and practice: how to speak up for themselves and others; leading or facilitating meetings; helping others accept responsibility; leading by example; ability to teach; holding self and others to high standards; making others better at what they do.