Below are a few of the comments we've received from people who have implemented Too Good in their communities...
The social and emotional skills that are being taught are done so in a way that is age appropriate. I always felt confident that what I was teaching was going to connect with that age group. My favorite part of the program is how easy it is to deliver. The concepts and objectives are in depth but the program delivery is accessible to all students who are participating. - Colleen D., Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
I personally like the home workout component to allow the students an opportunity to talk to their parents or a trusted adult about some important topics. I also like the way the lessons were created. Each lesson starts with an introduction, then does 2 or 3 activities to prevent the lesson from getting stagnant. The students are always anxiously waiting to see what is up next. We usually have students that are upset or sad when we are on the 9th lesson, knowing the next lesson will be our last. Last, I enjoy the workbooks. There is something special about giving a student a workbook they can call theirs, plus the workbook helps the student remember the lessons they learned during the program. - Lisa L., Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
Some benefits that I found from the program are that students learn positive social skills to use at home and at school and that they are able expand their vocabulary to connect their feelings with the things that are going on around them. The biggest positive result we saw was in the students response to peer pressure and goal setting. Students really caught on to setting small goals for themselves to reach their academic potential and in learning about the different types of peer pressures the students began to understand there are different ways to say no and even modeled some of these skills in the classroom with peers. - Aroel G., Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
Across the board, Too Good for Drugs is the preferred program in prevention circles because the program is kept up to date and Mendez Foundation staff is always so accessible. We consistently see a knowledge increase in our students. -Andrea K. Piatt County Mental Health Center
We really believe in the Too Good programs. As an educator, it's really heartwarming to see the students raising their hands, eager to share and practice peer-refusal strategies.~Sarah Lehman, Children's Home of York (PA)The kids really love the games and puppets and will ask to see Tuggles, Carmen, and Wagner when we pass in the school hallways. The Too Good programs align with our State's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness standards, so it was easy to gain the buy-in of our administrators. -Terri R., Morristown, IN