The universal impact of the international BizWorld program promises great things for the kids who take part in our programs.
Since BizWorld.org was first established 19 years ago as a grassroots movement in California’s Silicon Valley, the program has reached over 600,000 children and 8,000 educators in more than 100 countries around the globe.
Data gathered from over 3,000 BizWorld students showed that 96% of classes demonstrated a positive increase in pre and post-assessment scores and, on average, classes increased their scores by 63% after participating in the program. It also showed that low-income students made the biggest improvements after participating in the program, with an average percentage change of 76%.
What’s more, 95% of teachers surveyed for BizWorld.org’s 2014-2015 Annual Report agreed that the programs develop students’ leadership skills and a further 98% that said they help students learn to work together to solve problems. You can read the Annual Report in full here
There’s been much interest in the impact the BizWorld program has had on individuals across the globe since it began. In 2014, research by the University of Amsterdam into BizWorld’s impact on students in The Netherlands was documented in a World Bank report (see page 37). It concluded that “students who completed BizWorld showed much more developed non-cognitive skills than the control group – in particular, they showed greater self-efficacy, need for achievement, risk-taking, propensity, and analytical skills.”
BizWorld programs expand not only a child’s knowledge base, but their capability to interact successfully with themselves and others.