Theory of Change

Young Enterprise Theory of Change
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Young Enterprise is reaching 100,000 young people each year with our range of hands-on entrepreneurship skills programmes.  With the input of business volunteers throughout our learning activities we promote sustained and continuous learning to address employability barriers, helping young people to define their career choices, role preferences and to understand expectations and obstacles in the world of work and enterprise.

The Young Enterprise Theory of Change is available to download here. These are some of the changes that we see in Young Enterprise alumni.

Short-term changes

  • Enhanced awareness of attitudes, skills, aspirations, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Self awareness with respect to career preferences – sector and/or role type.
  • Confidence in controlling their future.
  • Understanding of employers expectations.

Medium-term changes

  • Enhanced behaviour, attitudes, application of knowledge, emotional capabilities and decision making.
  • Acting upon employability competencies.
  • Nurturing entrepreneurial spirits.

Long-term changes:

  • Actions taken lead to enhanced professional and emotional capabilities
  • Positive impact on socio-economic conditions.
  • Career potential is increased.
  • Ability to relate their choices to the socio-economic context and general well-being
  • Improved capacity to make informed decisions using their practical learning and experience.