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.




Improved educational attainment

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

Improved employability and sustainable livelihoods

Improving young people’s employability levels and ability to

support themselves financially when they need to do so.

Improved health and well-being

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

Increased participation in civic life

Increasing young people’s envolvement and volunteering and community activities, and their participation in the social and political life of their community.

Social inclusion

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

The environment

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

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

Reduction of violence, conflict resolution and peace building

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

Reduced re offending (recidivism) rates

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