Our 2017 Impact Report
We are proud to present our new impact report, showing a range of evaluation data and personal testimonies from some of our different schemes. Robust evaluation of our work is a key priority for Brightside, enabling us to better understand the effect our mentoring has, and constantly improve and refine it to help even more young people make confident and informed decisions about their future. We’re excited to share some of our findings with you, including:
- The ARCC (Access for Rural and Coastal Communities) project worked with Year 9 and Year 13 pupils in schools on the South Coast of England, in areas with high levels of educational disadvantage and low rates of progression to higher education. 72% of Year 9 and 91% of Year 13 mentees were more motivated to explore their future options.
- Our project with Greater Manchester Higher targeted white males from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are the group least likely to go to university. 77% felt more confident they could achieve their goals after mentoring.
- Brightside works with SOAS to provide online support to first generation and mature students before they arrive and during their first term at university, to develop a sense of belonging and prevent dropping out. Over 70% of mentees felt their mentor smoothed the transition to university.
You can download the full impact report here
We’re always interested to hear people’s feedback, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the impact report or any other aspect of Brightside’s work.