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Welcome to the Centre for Youth Impact

We work collaboratively with partners across the UK youth sector to develop shared approaches to learning, evaluation and continuous improvement.

Our vision is that all young people in the UK have access to high quality services that support their social and emotional learning. 

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Latest training opportunity

Want to understand whether your project has been implemented as intended?

Join us for our free training session on Fidelity Monitoring on Tuesday 22 November, designed for those with some understanding of monitoring and evaluation who would like to learn more about why fidelity monitoring is important, and how they can introduce it into their organisation.

Office Hours

Need some bespoke support?

To complement our new Impact and Training Curriculum, we've launched online office hours! Drop us a line ( if you'd like to schedule a call to chat through your evaluation challenges and questions about continuous quality improvement. Please provide a brief summary of your question or the thought you’d like support working through, and a member of our team will get in touch to finalise a time.

Youth Programme Quality Intervention

Youth Programme Quality Intervention

The YPQI was developed in the US, by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Extensive research has demonstrated its effectiveness in improving outcomes for young people, promoting a sustainable and supportive culture of organisational reflection and improvement, and refocusing evaluation on the quality of relationships within different settings.

News & events

The Long Read: Impact Leadership in Civil Society Organisations

18 November 2022

In this long read, Director of Learning Kaz Stuart reflects on her experience supporting the recent YMCA Europe’s pilot Professional Masters in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and shares learning and tips on how CSOs can strengthen their impact measurement and leadership practices.

Let’s talk about youth voice: why is it important?

18 November 2022

Hot off the press, this latest read shares insights from our Youth Steering Group on our new Typology of Youth Voice, and the importance of ‘good’ youth voice practice.

Our Thoughts - Zunaira Mahmood

18 November 2022

For this month’s Our Thoughts, our Research and Projects Assistant Zunaira Mahmood reflects on learning from our evaluation into the impact of youth voice within the #iwill Fund, and how we can all strive towards better embedding youth voice practice within our work.

November Reading List

18 November 2022

Every month, members of the team share work that has made us think, inspired us, or piqued our interest. 

Check out our reading list for November!