Our Program Outcomes and Impact to Date
Top Blokes Foundation is committed to ongoing research and evaluation to understand the impact of our work towards improving young men’s well-being.
Social Impact Analysis 2016-2018
Top Blokes Foundation has been at the forefront of demonstrating outcomes and is continuing this commitment with the commissioning of a three year Social Impact Analysis with Ernst & Young of the Junior Top Blokes Mentoring Program. Between 2016-2018, EY will collect data from 10 participating schools to independently verify the true level of social impact generated. EY will use the social return on investment framework and methodology to quantify and value the social outcomes of the program. This will allow EY to financially value intangible qualities and behaviours, which are often difficult to capture using the traditional notion of economic valuation.
This study is critical to assist us to increase advocacy and policy reform on issues impacting young men’s health and well-being. All interim and final reports will be published on our website once completed.
To enquire about this study, please contact us here.
Improving with communities: The Supporters Program
An important goal in young men’s health is to improve the connectedness and relationships between young men and their communities. One of the most direct ways to do this is to engage adults in our programs. Research shows that parents and significant adults are the most influential figures for young men. On this basis, we’ve partnered with the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) in co-designing the Junior Top Blokes Supporters Program, which is a long-term solution to ensure the health and wellbeing of young men and their communities.
The Supporters Program is currently being piloted in four schools in NSW.