UFA has worked with over 750,000 young people, trained 5,000 teachers and youth workers and supported 2,000 schools since we started in 1996. While we continue to learn and develop our programmes our fundamental mission, to develop in a young person leadership characteristics that can dramatically improve their life chances, has not changed.
Our aim is to ensure schools and organisations have their own capacity to run UFA programmes and can embed them to make a long term sustainable difference. We know that some schools prefer us to work directly with their children and young people first and then build their own expertise having seen the benefits. Others prefer to start with professional development of their staff team, supporting them to increase expectations and aspirations of their students. Both approaches deliver measurable impact.
Throughout our case studies and impact reports you will hear the words of children and young people and the schools/organisations that we work with reflect what leadership and learning means to them and how they have developed through their work with UFA. It is their voices that drive us.