Teens and Toddlers used NPC’s Well-being Measure to assess the impact of its programme on the young people it works with.
Teens and Toddlers
Teens and Toddlers is the only youth development programme, designed to raise the aspirations of young people by pairing them as a mentor and role model to a child in a nursery who is in need of extra support. This transformative work experience, combined with classroom training, teaches young people interpersonal skills and builds their sense of responsibility so they make positive decisions about their education, their health and their future.
Teens and Toddlers wanted to demonstrate the impact of its work and explore whether the results from the Well-being survey supported their own in-house evaluations.
Teens and Toddlers is an 18 week programme designed to inspire disengaged young people from disadvantaged areas to succeed at school, in work and in the community by giving them the life skills and self-belief they need to understand their potential. Teens and Toddlers used NPC’s Well-being Measure to compare their existing evidence to a national baseline.
195 young people completed the Well-being survey before and after the programme. The age of the group ranged from 12-16 year olds, 67% of which were female. The results showed that for young people enrolled on the Teens and Toddlers programme there was a significant increase in self-esteem (an appraisal of a child’s own worth linked to self confidence), resilience (capacity to cope with stress and difficulties) and life satisfaction (a global measure of a child’s overall happiness) across the whole group, with girls showing a greater increase in these areas. There was also an increase in satisfaction with community across the whole group.