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20 October 2015

Tuesday 20 October 2015

The Centre for Youth Impact has launched the next phase in its mission to help youth sector organisations measure and understand the impact of their work. London Youth has been an early adopter of the Centre for Youth Impact (CYI) since its launch in September 2014.  Through our work with the Centre, we worked with member clubs – Laburnum Boat Club, Wac Arts, The London Bubble Theatre Company and The Winch – to help them understand and measure their own impact.

We are excited to be part of the next phase of the Centre for Youth Impact that was launched today by the Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson.  London Youth has now the opportunity to work with more of our member clubs enabling them to measure their own impact in the sector. Over the next two years we will support 20 members to take their first steps in measuring their impact.   In the next phase, we will support the Centre to l continue developing, and offering:

  • National leadership, being a central point for information and a forum for discussing impact measurement practice in the youth sector
  • An online source of impact measurement resources for youth sector organisations, with guidance on how to use them
  • Support to pilot phase early adopters and network leaders, to help them improve their own impact measurement practice and spread their learning throughout their networks
  • Insight into how young people can play an active role in measuring the impact of the services that they take part in

Dimitrios Tourountsis, the Head of Learning at London Youth said:

“London Youth is very pleased to be part of the Centre’s next phase. In the last three years, we made significant progress in understanding the impact of our work with young people. We strived to be accountable to our beneficiaries and support our practitioners to lead the learning journey. The Centre for Youth Impact allowed us the opportunity to cascade learning to our network and contribute to national conversations. Alongside the other early adopters, we will continue exploring new ideas and advocating for quality and evidence-informed practice.”