Young people make positive changes to their lives and communities by participating in the Award. Our impact framework identifies these impacts and how the Award measures up against them.
Improved Educational Attainment
Improving young people's attendance at school and college, their commitment to education and their achievement levels
Increased participation in civic life
Increasing young people's involvement in volunteering and community activities, and their participation in the social and political life of their community.
Gender equality and the empowerment of women
Bridging the gender gap and empowering marginalised young women, building their self-worth and enabling them to demonstrate their potential
Improved employability and sustainable livelihoods
Improving young people's employability levels and ability to support themselves financially when they need to do so.
Improving community integration, acceptance of individual differences, and increasing the access of all young people to development opportunities
Reduction of violence, conflict resolution and peace building
Reducing inter-and intra-group conflict and violence, and building dialogue and co-operation within communities.
Improved health and well-being
Increasing young people's physical fitness, and their own sense of emotional and mental well-being.
Increasing young people's awareness of environmental issues, and involvement in sustainability initiatives.
Reduced reoffending (recidivism) rates
Reducing youth crime and contributing to the reduction of re-offending rates.