increased community engagement and improved networking in the community
The programme has been successful in encouraging engagement within local communities with around 5 of 10 young people stating they are now more familiar with the range of community groups in their area, and a similar number (52.9 percent) indicating they are more informed about the role of community groups. Likewise around 5 of 10 indicate that Advance has improved networks with people in their community, while around 35 percent have continued their involvement beyond the cessation of the Advance programme.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Advance programme by Victoria University
Advance is a flexible school-based programme for young people to volunteer or implement a project of benefit to their communities in the state of Victoria, in Australia.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Data collected through pre- and post-surveys of young people and a summative questionnaire undertaken by teachers.
young people’s perceptions of personal attributes, skills, knowledge and community engagement at the point of entry and exit from the programme
The surveys employed a 5-point Likert scale; Levels range from 1 for "Strongly Disagree" to 5 for "Strongly Agree", with 3 ("Neither Agree nor Disagree") effectively a neutral response.
1,056 young people completed the pre-programme survey, representing around 8 per cent of the 14,129 young people participating in Advance in 2008. A total of 985 young people (7 per cent) completed the post-programme survey. A total of 35 teachers and 24 community partners completed the respective school and community group postprogramme surveys
2007 - 2008