76% of the students reported that they gained new knowledge from the events and found them motivating as well.
100% of the educators and schools anticipated using alumni more in the future.
100% of the alumni said they would come back for more events if/when they were invited.
Impact is Inspiring
“Educators were excited because they saw their students learning and gaining knowledge, and sometimes even comfort, from interacting with alumni.”
“If they can do it, so can I’ was a frequent response from the high school student participants.”
Educators (even busy ones) found the Alumni Toolkit user-friendly and easy to implement” and “the Alumni Toolkit catalyzed educators interest in educationally beneficial ways at their schools”
High School alumni are a helpful, often untapped, resource to enhancing the low cost, impactful educational programming for U.S. high school students.
“We conclude that two overarching benefits for students were achieved via alumni inspired events: Practical knowledge and Inspiration.” and “that high schools recruiting and using alumni may gain much from adding alumni to their educational practices with little overall costs to themselves.”