Youth Programme Quality Intervention
This is the online home for the Youth Programme Quality Intervention - or YPQI - in the UK.
The Centre for Youth Impact has received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to pilot this ground-breaking quality improvement process for youth organisations. The pilot covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is running between April 2018 and September 2021.
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.
We are testing the YPQI with small cohorts of youth organisations in all four nations of the UK, to assess its effectiveness and suitability for youth provision in the UK.
Where required, we will also adapt the YPQI process, training and support infrastructure to best fit the UK context - you can access detailed briefing papers on this context for each of the four UK nations here. Our goal is to build the foundations for a broad and sustainable adoption of the YPQI across the UK, to support improvements to the quality of youth practice over the long term. Alongside, the pilot will help to build our collective understanding and communication of how and why youth provision supports young people to develop and grow, socially and emotionally.
If you are interested in getting your organisation involved in the pilot, find out more here.
If you have any questions about the process, or our pilot programme, please read our frequently asked questions or get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org