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Welcome to YMCA George Williams College

Our vision is for a just and equitable society that invests in support for all young people to learn, grow, and explore their relationships with the world around them.

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Our 2023-28 Strategic Plan

Read our 2023-28 Strategy, outlining our mission, vision, and plan to provide transformational support to all those working with and for young people in informal and non-formal learning settings.

Latest training opportunity

Want to get to grips with Theory of Change and construct your very own?

Join us for our free 'Theory of Change Workshop' on 15 February 2023. This practical workshop will refresh your understanding, and provide you with the structured time and support to be able to draft a Theory of Change for a project you are working on.

 

 

 

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Office Hours

Need some bespoke support?

To complement our new Impact and Training Curriculum, we've launched online office hours! Drop us a line (officehours@Youthimpact.uk) if you'd like to schedule a call to chat through your evaluation challenges and questions about continuous quality improvement. Please provide a brief summary of your question or the thought you’d like support working through, and a member of our team will get in touch to finalise a time.

Youth Programme Quality Intervention

Youth Programme Quality Intervention

The YPQI was developed in the US, by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Extensive research has demonstrated its effectiveness in improving outcomes for young people, promoting a sustainable and supportive culture of organisational reflection and improvement, and refocusing evaluation on the quality of relationships within different settings.

News & events

Our Thoughts - The Team

15 December 2022

From organisational milestones, to new research and approaches, and further expansion of our free to access support package to the sector, it’s been quite the year at YMCA George Williams College. As we look back on all that we’ve learnt and achieved this year, we were keen for celebration to feature as part of our collective reflection. So, for this month’s ‘Our Thoughts’, we asked the team to share their own highlights of 2022. 

December Reading List

15 December 2022

For this month’s reading list, we're looking back at our favourite reads this year, and the writing that has shaped and inspired our thinking in 2022. 

November Reading List

18 November 2022

Every month, members of the team share work that has made us think, inspired us, or piqued our interest. 

Check out our reading list for November!

Our Thoughts - Zunaira Mahmood

18 November 2022

For this month’s Our Thoughts, our Research and Projects Assistant Zunaira Mahmood reflects on learning from our evaluation into the impact of youth voice within the #iwill Fund, and how we can all strive towards better embedding youth voice practice within our work.