Impact

We aim to build education and focused learning into our recreational activities then, after an initial period of delivery and engagement, begin to create leadership opportunities involving more children and young people in the decision-making and running of activities at CYP. The key stages of our programme for young people are:

Enjoyment & Learning
Building awareness of learning & identifying change
Actively wanting to continue learning & building responsibility and resilience
Reaching key long term outcomes
We raise levels of motivation, helping children and young people to work towards more positive futures. The establishment of preventative programmes for children and young people with a special focus on the transitional period between primary and secondary education helps build responsibility, responsiveness and reliability within these individuals.


Last year we found that…

of young people that CYP work with, choose to direct their motivation towards a positive route

of young people that CYP worked with aged 7 to 11, demonstrated increased responsiveness to learning, improved understanding of consequences of behaviour

of young people demonstrated raised aspirations and actively wanted to learn 

Find out more about what we got up to in 2018

Monitoring & Evaluation 

CYP is committed to effective monitoring and evaluation, to ensure that best practice, progression for young people and aims are being achieved.  At every session, a register is taken (name, age, gender, ethnicity of all attendees) and detailed session reports are written by youth workers.  All this information is uploaded by our youth workers onto our online monitoring system. This software allows us to set the expected outcomes for each young person and then measure them against the process.

We have also developed a method for user feedback which includes: questionnaires, recorded group discussions, one to one consultation, youth mentors feedback, targeted surveys, young people on the management committee, and youth member’s meetings.

Case Studies

I first started at CYP aged 9 and became a CYP mentor aged 16. I participated in many consultation events they helped me to respect others and also to understand how we all see things differently. I was supported to develop my interview skills and got a job as an estate agent. I now work in Dubai!

Abel

19 years old

I started attending Copenhagen Youth Project aged 7 after some of my friends recommended it. Over the years, I have been involved in various activities and as I got older I started to take part in outreach projects which helped me to stay on the right path. In 2013, I secured a work experience placement with CYP and started to understand much more about what they do and how they offer young people support. This motivated me to become a Youth Mentor.

Brandon

19 years old

I came to CYP at the age of 9 mainly playing football and engaging in art projects. I’m now concentrating on my music because CYP has encouraged me to pursue my dream. Last year I toured Europe with a band and I’m performing at Glastonbury this year! Thank you CYP!

Levi Strive Gordon

22 years old

I am a CYP Volunteer who started coming to the project over 10 years ago. CYP means so much to me, it gives young people opportunities and supports them to do something special with their lives. CYP has opened so many doors for me. During all the years I have been with CYP I have become a mentor, then senior mentor and now I am a volunteer. I am so grateful to be part of CYP as it has helped me on the path to believe in myself and encouraged me to tell my story.

Mardoche

26 years old

I came to CYP aged 9 and I wanted to become an actor. I was always self-confident, but lacked focus and was distracted by football etc. CYP encouraged and helped me to realise my potential. I received a casting opportunity to be on Youngers on Channel 4, and got the role! From this opportunity I have now starred in many plays, TV shows etc. getting more and more roles. I now try and use my experience to support CYP and lead on all acting/drama projects.

Moses

23 years old

From the age of 9 I played football and participated in the broader CYP programme over the past 2 years. I spent a lot of time at CYP working on my employability skills, and received finance work experience at CYP with Theo. They also helped me to do an apprenticeship with Islington Council. I had a potential job opportunity at Red Bull but was unsure whether I wanted move on and lacked the confidence to go for it. CYP encouraged me to apply, I got the role and I’m now doing well at Red Bull!

Jessie

23 years old