Our Impact Principles

Our Impact Methodology

We use a mixed methodology to measure the impact of our work:

Basic information – we use an information management system to upload an individual profile for each young person we work with, capturing basic demographics.

Self-reflection – we use creative journey tracking tools designed by our Coach Mentors and young people to measure the progress of our young people while on a programme.

Coach observations – we use coach observation checklists that are used at the beginning and at the end of a programme to provide a baseline measurement against an end of programme assessment of each young person.

External perspective – we seek to gain external feedback for each of our programmes, this can be through independent evaluation, stakeholder evaluation and/or family, employer, teacher and friends feedback.

Alumni offer – each graduate of The Change Foundation programmes is invited to become part of our alumni programme where they can continue to gain support and opportunities and enable us to track their progress beyond their programme engagement.

Our Outcomes

Through the power of sport our work measures the journey of transformational change in young people by focussing on these outcomes:

Improved employability

Improved employability

Helping young people develop the skills to build careers

Increased resilience

Increased resilience

Helping young people develop positive physical and mental health

Improved well-being

Improved well-being

Helping young people develop positive physical and mental health

Greater sense of purpose

Greater sense of purpose

Helping young people to develop values they identify with

Reduced isolation

Reduced isolation

Helping young people feel part of their communities

Our insight