The indications for progress through the volunteer work of School Time Capsule Postmasters is significant. These volunteers help students plan their own futures in writing every year, and explore their family histories with new information from elderly relatives every year. This process improves the self image of students. They take charge of their own lives.
Teen pregnancies go down, negative behaviors decrease, and academic performance improves. High school graduation rate soar.
In child welfare terms, the number of referrals from the area of town with schools using the volunteer work of postmasters, goes down.
This pattern must be verified in by research. If a funded project were to start School Time Capsule Projects in every elementary and secondary school in two of the highest child welfare referral feeder patterns belonging to two high schools in a high poverty urban area, these hypotheses could be well tested within 5 years.
See blog postings below but most especially at https://schooltimecapsule.blogspot.com/ to see what is being proposed by better understanding the School Time Capsule Project and the work of a postmaster.
This is a very quick first draft. This posting will be worked on.