Shutterbugs Program Impact

We integrate a formal evaluation process into our Introductory Course teachings, and we survey our Shutterbugs students at three fixed time points: baseline, mid-program, and post-program, across 6 weeks. We ask students to tell us how much you feel you know so far about the following things:

(0 means you do not know anything about it, 10 means you feel like an expert)

2021 Shutterbugs Program Learning Outcomes Kids 8-12

Rated on a 1-10 scale Mean Knowledge Rating BEFORE Mean Knowledge Rating AFTER
How to Use a Camera4.078.10
How to Frame a Photo1.956.22
How to Use Perspective2.087.27
How to Express Myself Through Photography2.977.05
How to Tell Stories Using Photos3.036.95

Program Impact on Quality of Life

We measure the courses’ quality of life impacts and have found that participation in the program has a positive effect on our Shutterbugs.

Pediatric Cancer Patient Quality of Life Ages 5-12

Pediatric Cancer Patient Quality of Life Ages 13-19

Preliminary results* reveal that regardless of age, diagnosis, race, treatment status, pain level, gender, and socioeconomic status, participation in our Shutterbugs  program increases the Quality of Life (QOL) of children and teens living with cancer. 

*Sarah M. Wells, M.S., Kerstin Lynam, M.B.A., Howard Smith, Ph.D., Neill F. Piland, Ph.D. & Raul Lorenzano Researcher affiliated institutes: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Washington Tacoma, Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health, and The Pablove Foundation

Virtual Shutterbugs Race/Ethnicity Distribution by Cohort 2021-2022

Spring 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 All Cohorts
# of Students % Total # of Students % Total # of Students % Total # of Students % Total
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1.1% - - 3 3.0% 4 1.5%
Asian/Asian American 14 15.2% 14 16.7% 10 10.1% 38 13.8%
Black/African American 7 7.6% 8 9.5% 10 10.1% 25 9.1%
Caucasian/Anglo American/White 25 27.2% 34 40.5% 33 33.3% 92 33.5%
Hispanic/Latino 32 34.8% 18 21.4% 30 30.3% 80 29.1%
Middle Eastern 1 1.1% 1 1.2% 1 1.0% 3 1.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 1.1% - - 1 1.0% 2 0.7%
Other 1 1.1% 3 3.6 3 3.0% 7 2.5%
Declined to State 10 10.9% 6 7.1 8 8.1% 24 8.7%

Map of students served

Adding virtual class offerings has allowed our impact to reach more students across the United States.

studentsserved
Sujay standing in front of a wall of photos
Shutterbug Sujay standing in front of a wall of his photographs

We know that we do teach art knowledge

If you want to see more about the impact of what we do at the Pablove Foundation, check out our 2021 Impact Report.