INNOVATING, LEARNING, DELIVERING

You want our work to make a positive, lasting impact.

To do this we are very interested in how to measure it!

We use piloting to innovate, test and learn before launching our programmes.

MONITORING, EVALUATION, LEARNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY UNDERPIN OUR APPROACH

From our theories of change to our reports, this process allows us to measure and build on our impact, delivering effective projects with measurable value, to create positive change.

A foundational pillar of this is our asset based approach – young people and communities are at the core of what we do, they are our assets, and their input is embedded throughout ConnectFutures.

Our youth advisory board is our formalised way of incorporating youth voice into all of our programmes are empowered to consult, and co-design ConnectFutures’ output, including youth programmes that reach on average 40,000 young people nationally a year creating cohorts of confident, savvy young people in the face of  challenging contemporary contexts and their transitions to adulthood. Measuring the impact – individual and systemic – of all this work will is improved through our evaluative development. 

We evaluate all our programmes

OUR THEORY OF CHANGE

We work with young people to build skills and confidence to navigate some of the most sensitive and contemporary challenges: disinformation, extremism, racism, exploitation, hate and violence.

We use creative and educational methods to address these issues, build resilience and capacity to stay safe and thrive through their transitions into adulthood.

We develop, test programmes to scales these approaches and maximise their impact.


VIEW OUR THEORY OF CHANGE MODEL HERE


PROGRAMMES

The accumulation of knowledge and skills is only useful if it is shared in practical, accessible, inspiring ways: our programmes upskill, capacity build and strengthen young people to navigate their social worlds so they can thrive.

Mentoring

When 1-2-1, deeper work is required to support a young person with more complex needs; our highly skilled, credible team provides mentoring support, bespoke to their needs.

RESEARCH

Undertaking academically rigorous analysis using our network of specialist researchers, feeding into our evidence-base.

EVALUATION

Designing and testing impact using Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability (MELA), we harness academic skills and practitioner know-how to turn information and observation into tangible, practical benefits.

OUR PARTNERS LEARN FROM OUR APPROACHES

You are able to obtain greater insight and are confident in our approaches; this trust allows the creative collaboration needed to tackle sensitive, challengeing social issues.

STATUTORY ORGANISATIONS HAVE TO DELIVER ON THEIR OBLIGATIONS

We partner to protect people and we will ensure that diverse voices are heard.

OUR PEER TO PEER MODEL

Non-hierarchical structure and our working relationships with experts internationally, enables our work to be responsive and current.

OUR WORK IS NICHE

Flexible and non-partisan, with a strong human-rights, youth-centred framework.

POLICY MAKERS AND PRACTITIONERS

Our clients and the wider ecosystem is informed and influenced by our research.

PRACTITIONERS IMPROVE DELIVERY

Using evidenced-based research and asset-based methodologies with young people.

GRASS ROOTS ORGANISATIONS

Are supported and better known.

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE MORE CONFIDENT

Knowledgeable, and psycho-socially equipped to navigate their worlds safely, enabling them to thrive.

ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED

The subjects we tackle can be very sensitive, and partners may be hesitant to tackle them. Working together, we are able to better appreciate the needs required and address them effectively.

COMMUNITIES

are better informed and more resilient, and a range of voices heard.

LEARNING FROM PROJECTS LEADS TO CHANGE

Wider systemic change with media, government and funders seeking to understand.

GOAL

To support young people to navigate complex, exploitive social environments and thrive. We create resilient, positive communities to make change together.

We have worked directly with over

245,768

YOUNG PEOPLE

33,686

TEACHERS & PRACTITIONERS

16,843

MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY / PUBLIC

MILLIONS

REACHED ONLINE

LATEST IMPACT REPORTS

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