Youth, education and charities
From youth clubs and in-school schemes, to access programmes and support services, charities and their funders play a vital role in improving educational, social and emotional outcomes for children and young people.
This work is varied and often intersects with complex social issues like poverty and abuse.
For years we’ve explored how these efforts can be even more impactful. Explore our guidance and insights.
Key resources and commentary on youth and education
Over twelve months, we worked with a group of young people experiencing multiple disadvantages in the London Borough of Camden. We sought to understand their experiences—as told in their own words—and identify how digital technology could help.
NPC and the Centre for Youth Impact are leading the learning and impact strand of a £40m DCMS and the Big Lottery Fund programme that is funding around 86 open-access youth providers. This blog outlines five ways we are confronting the challenges of evaluation in open-access settings.
This discussion paper explores the role of charities and philanthropists in England's education system. We identify areas where charities can improve educational, emotional and social outcomes for children and young people and draw together the benefits and challenges that all those who work in the schools system need to address in order for the system to work more effectively.
Our data analysis has found that education charities lag far behind health charities in terms of voluntary income. Both these issues are key in our society. So what's going on?
This guide is for people setting up new projects in the education sector. It offers step-by-step advice on what evidence and data to collect, and how to collect it. It is based on NPC’s experience of supporting around 40 organisations through the Young Foundation’s Young Academy education incubator programme.
Freeing-up education analysis: Using government data to help improve educational outcomes for young people
Opening up government data to help improve educational outcomes for young people—making the case for the development of an Education Impact Data Lab (EIDL) to measure impact, based on the precedent of the Justice Data Lab.
In light of the recession, NPC’s latest piece of research deals with a highly topical issue: supporting young people not in employment, education or training (NEET).
NPC's report highlights for donors and funders the work of charities that are running vital services alongside schools and colleges.
Education is fundamental to future success. In this document, we break down the outcomes and indicators which can be used by social investors, charities, funders and social enterprises to measure the success of an intervention in education.
The 'Journey to EmploymenT' (JET) framework identifies factors that influence young peoples’ transition into work, presenting the evidence base for these and suggesting potential evaluation tools. The JET Pack is an eight-step guide designed to help organisations implement the framework—identifying what to measure, deciding how and when to measure, and using the resulting data to learn and improve.