CAMP Wolf Pack
Program Data

Data compiled to evaluate the impact of C.A.M.P. Gator has shown that our program has been very successful and effective for both mentees and mentors..


After participating in just one nine-week session, the mentees in our program experienced a remarkable improvement in the following areas:

• 13% increase in student grade point average
• 22% increase in attendance
• 72% decrease in suspensions

Mentees were asked to complete a survey at the end of the nine-week period and expressed the following comments about their experience:

• “C.A.M.P. Gator has helped me by showing me that nothing is impossible.”
• “It has helped me with my public speaking.
• “It has helped me by showing me that I should follow through with my goals.”
• “I will try to have a better attitude towards others.”
• “It has helped me to stand my ground and never give up.”
• “I am more confident.”
• “I will do my best and plan my schedule right.”
• “Helped me to have a different perspective of my peers.”
• “C.A.M.P. Gator has helped me with my attitude, my grades, and how to be smarter about situations.”

The parents of the mentees were also asked to complete a survey at the end of the mentoring session. All parents responding indicated that they would recommend this program. Their individual comments include:

• “Kelsey seems to be more outgoing.”
• “C.A.M.P. Gator has given Nick more confidence”
• “Has helped to keep the kids motivated.”
• “Improved self esteem, more caring for others. Can he do this again?”

Teachers of the mentees were also impressed by the improvements exhibited by their students participating in our program. Their comments from the survey include:

• “I am less afraid of asking for help.”
• “I have a much better attitude in class.”
• “I have been acting much happier and my energy level seems higher as well.”
• “I'm starting to develop better work habits.”
• “I have become more sociable.”
• “I am much more expressive.”
• “I now help other students in class.”
• “I am communicating better with her teachers about her academic progress.”
• “I am starting to realize the importance of school responsibilities.”
• “I'm showing much more confidence. He was getting lost but this program got him connected to something.”

Collegiate Mentors

At the end of the leadership-mentoring program session, mentors were asked to complete a survey regarding their overall experience and the impact that it had on their leadership skills. All mentors completing the survey stated that they would “strongly recommend” this program.

• 100% felt confident as public speakers – a 30% increase
• 100% now understand what it means to be an effective leader – a 25% increase
• 70% now know what they want to accomplish in life – a 20% increase

When asked to complete the statement “C.A.M.P. Gator has helped me to:” their responses included:

• “Focus on my personal mission and vision”
• “Realize that I can make a difference in the life of another”
• “Increase my confidence working with children”
• “Understand that everyone is capable of leadership if given the opportunity”
• “Improve my public speaking skills”
• “Participate in the community and inspire other UF students to do the same”
• “Learn that I gained so much serving as a mentor”

A quote from one mentor: “My goal was to change the life of someone
in a positive way, and this program has given me the opportunity to not only meet
but exceed my goals.”

Enrichment Activities

Mentors and mentees had the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment activities throughout the program including:

• The making of C.A.M.P. Gator Leadership in Action video
• Mentees visiting mentors on campus to see what life is like as a UF student and leader
• Students and family field trip to cheer for leadership mentors at the UF softball game
• Wii competitions
Matthew Ohlson, PhD
Taylor Leadership Institute

Frederick H. Schultz Hall, Building 9, Room 1103, 1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Research Coordinator

Amanda Pascale, Ph.D.

Community Engagement and Innovation Coordinators

Angela Inciong

Advisory Board

Heather Monroe-Ossi
Florida Institute of Education

Capt. Rick Hoffmann
US Navy (Ret)

Lee Anderson
COEHS, Director of Development

Dr. Andrea Buenaño
University of Cincinnati
CAMP Wolf Pack