Self-efficacy involves believing in one’s ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task; is often task or situation dependent.
Research shows that self-efficacy influences school grades and classroom engagement. Young people with high self-efficacy will show confidence in their own abilities, know they are in control of their own behavior, and be open to risks and challenges.
Learn how exemplar programs in Boston are intentionally cultivating self-efficacy.
The following case studies are examples of after school programming at various grade levels.
Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center
Community Boat Building
Urban Improv – Youth Unscripted