Interim Evaluation of Youth in Communities
Courage Partners was engaged by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to conduct an evaluation of the Youth in Communities (YIC) program. The evaluation commenced in July 2010 and will be finalised in June 2012.
The interim evaluation report (2011) found that there is good evidence that YIC projects are making progress on program outcomes. For example, there were major increases in engagement in YIC activities and participation in community events, and the program has been successful in promoting healthy lifestyle choices and providing positive role models for Indigenous youth.