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PEAR's mission is to create and foster school and afterschool settings in which all young people can be successful. Dedicated to "the whole child; the whole day; the whole year," PEAR continuously integrates research, theory, and practice for lasting connections between youth development, school reform, and mental health. PEAR creates and fosters evidence-based innovations so that increasingly "young people can learn, dream, and thrive." PEAR was founded in 1999 by Gil. G. Noam, Ph.D., Ed.D. (Habil), a nationally recognized developmental psychologist.

PEAR is a joint initiative of Harvard University and McLean Hospital. Its programs and projects are a part of a number of Boston schools and replicated in other parts of the country.

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Photos from the Boston Red Sox's First Socio-Emotional Educators' Night

On September 23, 2014 The Red Sox Foundation honored educators who are leaders in the youth socio-emotional and mental health field in the New England area.

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PEAR's STEM Tools Used to Measure Quality of NASA's Summer Innovation Project

PEAR is excited to share the findings of the June 2014 NASA report: Evaluation Study of Summer of Innovation Stand-Alone Program Model FY 2013: Outcomes Report. This report was the third in the series of evaluations by Abt Associates Inc. and Education Development Center, Inc. to evaluate the quality of NASA's Summer of Innovation Project by using two of PEAR's STEM tools, the Common Instrument and Dimensions of Success, to collect data on program quality and students' interest in science. Click here to read the full report.

Examining the Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs

Afterschool programs that provide strong STEM learning experiences are making an impact on participating youth. They not only become excited and engaged in these fields but develop STEM skills and proficiencies, come to value these fields and their contributions to society, and--significantly--begin to see themselves as potential contributors to the STEM enterprise. This paper summarizes evaluation data from a selection of strong afterschool STEM programs, providing a snapshot of the types of substantive impacts afterschool programs are having on youth. Click here to read the full report.

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