Beginning in Adams County, Colorado, Girl Effect and StriveTogether are testing how combining TEGA - our award-winning approach to adolescent research - with StriveTogether’s local community partnerships can improve educational outcomes for the young people across the United States.
In 2017, Girl Effect tested TEGA in the US for the very first time. Following the pilot’s success, Girl Effect is now partnering with StriveTogether, a national US non-profit, to bring TEGA to Adams County, Colorado and test how combining TEGA research with their local community partnerships could improve educational outcomes for the young people they serve.
In Adams County — the fastest growing county in Colorado — many families face challenges, including low-income households, high rates of teen birth and single mothers, lack of health insurance for children and significant numbers of English language learner students. These factors affect student success in areas from math proficiency to graduation rates.