At Eikon, we are committed to constant evaluation and continuous improvement of our programmes and services. We have made a significant investment in a “Social Impact Tracker” system which enables us to record both “hard outcomes” (participation, destinations, etc) and “soft outcomes” (confidence levels, aspirations, resilience, etc).
We also work with our partner schools in collating data to measure how our work with young people impacts behaviour, participation and academic achievements in school.
One of our recent “Take Control!” course recorded:
- A 91% increase in school attendance;
- A 73% reduction in incidents of police involvement;
- A 60% reduction in incidents of poor behaviour in school.
We are extremely touched and encouraged by the vast amount of anecdotal evidence from young adults who get in touch with Eikon to thank us for help provided in their teenage years. Charles, whose mother died of breast cancer when he was young and whose father was an alcoholic, is one example of how we support young people and build better lives. Charles is now 23 years old, has graduated from University and has recently married. Charles says:
“Having support through Eikon was a great help to my self-esteem and confidence. I think what is really important is that a child’s upbringing shapes the path of their future. If that path strays too far off course, it can affect the rest of their life with sometimes irreversible effects. I feel that Eikon can help change that”.