Friday, 05 August 2016 11:48

Programme Outcomes 2015 - Overview Featured

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2015 was an excellent year for our National School Visits Programme as we were able to visit 120 organisations including 96 schools and deliver 336 talks directly to our target client demographic of 16-22 year olds. This means direct, frontline, face to face engagement with nearly 18,000 young people in 2015.

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Our goal for 2016 is to further extend this service to meet the 23% increase in demand from schools now that the Programme is gaining national recognition. We are looking to increase the number of organisations that we can visit to 180 and the number of talks that we can deliver to around 500. This would bring our direct engagement target for 2016 to around 24,000 young people.

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