Our impact measures
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. Outcome for young people: Confidence.
IMPROVED EMPLOYABILITY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS
Improving young people’s employability levels and ability to support themselves financially when they need to do so. Outcome for young people: Ability to manage their feelings.
IMPROVED HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Increasing young people’s physical fitness, and their own sense of emotional and mental well-being. Outcome for young people: Resilience and determination.
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. Outcome for young people: Building relationships and leadership.
Improving community integration, acceptance of individual differences, and increasing the access of all young people to development opportunities. Outcome for young people: Creativity and adaptability.
Increasing young people’s awareness of environmental issues, and involvement in sustainability initiatives. Outcome for young people: Planning and problem-solving.
GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
Bridging the gender gap and empowering marginalized young women, building their self-worth and enabling them to demonstrate their potential. Outcome for young people: Civic & intercultural competence.
REDUCTION IN VIOLENCE , CONFLICT RESOLUTION & PEACE BUILDING
Reducing inter-and intra-group conflict and violence, and building dialogue and co-operation within communities. Outcome for young people: Personal and social well-being.
REDUCED REOFFENDING (RECIDIVISM) RATES
Reducing youth crime and contributing to the reduction of re-offending rates. Outcome for young people: Communication.
Young people across the country are growing, learning, exploring, developing, and thriving thanks to The Award and its remarkable program. Here are just some of the numbers that prove The Award does Make a Difference and equips young people for life!