The Centre for Youth Impact has chosen City Year UK to take part in a groundbreaking pilot for the Youth Programme Quality Intervention (YPQI), an initiative that helps youth programmes strengthen their practice and improve outcomes.
The YPQI was developed in the US and has never before been piloted in the UK. City Year UK is one of 14 youth organisations taking part in the first English cohort, in what is an exciting and potentially transformative opportunity for the UK youth sector.
Through extensive research, the YPQI has been shown to improve outcomes for young people, create a sustainable and supportive culture of organisational reflection and improvement, and to refocus evaluation on the quality of relationships and setting.
Jo Tinker, Programme Manager at City Year UK, said: “We are really excited to be working with the Centre for Youth Impact in piloting the YPQI in Greater Manchester. Our initial use of the tool has been very positive and I’m hopeful it will support us in continuing to provide an excellent service to the schools and young people we work with.”
The Centre for Youth Impact received £607,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund to lead the three and a half year pilot from April 2018 to September 2021.
Find out more about the project here.