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Grantee: Yes Futures

  • London
  • South East
  • East of England


Provider: CAN Invest



Summary of project:

Yes Futures is a multi-award-winning charity, established in 2012 and run by ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted-rated) qualified teachers. We specialise in extra-curricular personal development programmes which empower disadvantaged children to make ambitious choices and realise their potential.

Since 2012, we have supported 770 primary and secondary school students to develop their confidence, resilience and life skills, leading to success both in and out of the classroom. Each student receives five personalised coaching sessions, as well as three experiential trips: a day at an inspirational workplace, a day’s social action project and a challenging residential weekend. Throughout the programme we use our award-winning Talent Toolbox to monitor students’ progress.

Yes Futures has made significant progress in impact measurement to date. However, as we continue to grow rapidly over the next five years, we face a huge challenge: our current impact management capabilities and systems are not scalable. The grant will enable us to design and implement an impact database system. Alongside, we will establish medium- and long-term measures and identify drivers of impact to develop a quality framework.

Overall this project will result in:
- Better collection and aggregation of data, meaning we track outcomes and produce impact reports in a more frequent and streamlined manner.
- Using dashboards to enhance culture of learning, giving our wider team ownership over and responsibility for impact improvements.
- Better analysis of data and therefore improved impact as we grow the programme to new regions and many more young people.
- More value to our school partners through sharing insights, ultimately meaning the impact of the programme is sustained long-term.
- Improved retention rate of current schools.