As parents, we know that if we get our son to read for 30 minutes a day, it will change his life forever. We wanted to create an easy tool for parents to adopt simple habits that would ultimately lead to great achievement in their son’s academic career. The Promise Tracker, a goal-setting app, is one of a numerous publicly available tools a part of the robust community engagement campaign behind the documentary film, American Promise, all of which aim to empower individuals to work towards closing the black male achievement gap.
Michèle Stephenson, Director.
The Promise Tracker is a comprehensive, enjoyable interactive app for parents and caregivers that contains information and habits you can adopt and customize to encourage your child’s academic success. The Promise Tracker helps to identify, track and achieve concrete goals based on one’s child’s age and developmental needs. One of the interactive components of documentary film, American Promise, the app reinforces content from the film, book (Promises Kept), and networks of parent support clubs (“Promise Clubs”). The Promise Tracker follows the “3 Tiny Habits” methodology of Dr. B. J. Foggs of the Stanford Captology Lab, which states that in order to create a habit, one must first simplify the behavior. Research has shown that parent involvement is key to academic success – Promise Tracker aims to help the goal of academic success become a reality.
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