Our Impact

 

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.

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Improved Educational Attainment

Improving young people's attendance at school and college, their commitment to education and their achievement levels

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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.

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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

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Improved employability and sustainable livelihoods

Improving young people's employability levels and ability to support themselves financially when they need to do so.

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Social Inclusion

Improving community integration, acceptance of individual differences, and increasing the access of all young people to development opportunities

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Reduction of violence, conflict resolution and peace building

Reducing inter-and intra-group conflict and violence, and building dialogue and co-operation within communities.

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Improved health and well-being

Increasing young people's physical fitness, and their own sense of emotional and mental well-being.

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The environment

Increasing young people's awareness of environmental issues, and involvement in sustainability initiatives.

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Reduced reoffending (recidivism) rates

Reducing youth crime and contributing to the reduction of re-offending rates.