Help Us Demonstrate the Impact of Youth Work on Skills and Learning

We want to hear from you if you’ve been involved recently in targeted youth work and have gathered evidence of impact on young people’s skills or health and wellbeing.


YouthLink Scotland is calling for 100 youth work projects from across Scotland to take part in a national evaluation that will showcase how youth work supports young people’s skills development and ‘readiness to learn’.   

It’s an opportunity for youth work teams to spotlight the difference their work makes to educational outcomes for young people – and contribute to a pilot impact dashboard for youth work that will help to make the case for the important role that the sector plays in tackling the poverty related attainment gap.These insights matter, because they have the potential to inform service improvement, funding decisions and wider education reform.

Youth work projects wishing to participate can use our online form to tell us about your project, the young people you work with and any impact and outcomes.

We’re looking for youth work projects, based in school or in the community, that have taken place in the last 18 months. We are particularly interested in projects where youth workers have supported young people affected by poverty who face multiple barriers to learning.  To participate you’ll need evidence of the impact of the impact of your work that clearly relates to the National Youth Work Outcomes and Skills Framework. 

Please contact Gill Gracie  – –if you would like more information about how to submit your project information, or for help with completing the online submission.