We are thrilled to announce the fourteen youth organisations taking part in the first English cohort to pilot the Social and Emotional Learning Programme Quality Assessment, part of the Youth Programme Quality Intervention developed in the US by the Weikart Center. This is the first wave in a three year pilot project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
The Centre is pleased to announce that it has been commissioned by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to provide evaluation support to the grantees of the Young Londoners’ Fund, as part of the Impact for Youth package of support. The Centre will provide a bespoke package of support, including training, consultancy and resources to enable over 200 funded projects to achieve validation against the Project Oracle Standards of Evidence over a two-year period, until December 2020.
The Centre for Youth Impact is committed to working collaboratively to progress thinking and practice in impact measurement in youth work and provision for young people. Our vision is for all young people to have access to high quality programmes and services that improve their life chances. We believe that embedded approaches to more meaningful impact measurement are critical in achieving our vision.
The Centre for Youth Impact has received £607,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder across the UK, to lead a three and a half year (April 2018 to September 2021) test and learn project for a ground-breaking quality improvement initiative. The Youth Programme Quality Intervention (YPQI) was developed in the US and has never before been piloted in the UK. Through extensive research, the YPQI has been shown to improve outcomes for young people, to create a sustainable and supportive culture of organisational reflection and improvement, and to refocus evaluation on the quality of relationships and setting. It is an exciting and potentially transformative opportunity for the UK youth sector.
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