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

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

Gender equality and the

empowerment of women

Bridging the gender gap, empowering marginalized young women, building their self-worth and enabling them to demonstrate their potential

Improved employability and

sustainable livelihoods

Improving young people's employability levels and ability to support themselves financially when they need to do so

Social inclusion

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

Reduction of violence, conflict

resolution and peace building

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

Improved health and well-being

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

The environment

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

Reduced re-offending 

(recidivism) rates

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