Measuring Our Impact

Our Reach

  • Over the past ten years (2008-2018), we have trained nearly 108,000 educators through 5,700+ Population Education workshops.
  • Of these, over 3,400 were pre-service workshops on 484 college and university campuses around the United States and Canada.

The PopEd Workshop Experience

PopEd workshops, led by top-notch facilitators, allow teachers to experience Population Education’s engaging lessons in action and always include a take-home curriculum ready for classroom use. Educators consistently rate PopEd workshops as superior to other PD events they’ve attended.

Bar graph of how Population Education workshops compare to other professional development events

Population Education Materials in the Classroom

Nearly all workshop participants use the materials they receive at PopEd workshops, integrating lessons throughout the year to teach a variety of topics and standards.

Graphic showing that 96% of educators rate Population Education materials as excellent or good

  • 96% of Population Education workshop attendees rated the demonstrated materials as Excellent/Good.
  • 91% of workshop participants plan to use Population Education activities in their classrooms.
  • 94% of participants feel that Population Education materials have Excellent/Good alignment with their required teaching standards.

Student Engagement

PopEd lessons engage students, improve critical thinking, and inspire youth to advocate for positive solutions to global challenges. We asked teachers if they agree with the following statements: The Population Education materials I used in my classroom…

Bar graphs that shows the impact of Population Education teaching materials on students

  • 19 out of 20 teachers found that Population Education materials effectively engaged their students while also increasing students’ awareness of population-related issues.
  • 83% of teachers saw Population Education materials increase their students’ critical thinking and/or problem solving skills.

See PopEd’s 2017-2018 report on Highlights & Impacts of Teacher Workshops.


*Survey results from 2017 and 2018 workshop participants (1,044). The survey was administered 12-24 months after attending a Population Education workshop.