Outcome 6: Indicators 11 and 12
Indicator 11: Young people take action on an issue important to them
Indicator 12: Young people have an active role in delivering solutions or change in their communities
Indicators 11 and 12 focus on young people taking action, campaigning and delivering change. These indicators involve young people committing their time and energy focussed towards a specific goal or change they would like to see locally, nationally, or globally. Indicator 11 measures the activity young people undertake regardless of the output or outcome. Indicator 12 focuses on the change that happens as a result of young people’s activity. In many cases delivering change will also involve the contribution of other young people, individuals and organisations and cannot be solely attributed to the actions young people take.
How can I measure this indicator with young people?
- Records of activity young people have taken part in to deliver change: being a member of a youth forum, petitions, marches, lobbying elected officials, blogs, vlogs, etc.
- Outputs of young people’s activity: films, reports, consultation responses, etc.
- Outcomes of young people’s activity, including changes in policy, services and products
- Accreditation portfolios
- Asking young people directly about campaigning activity using questions such as:
In the last six months, have you given up your time to help campaign on an issue that is important to you?
Yes through my youth group
Yes in my spare time
No but I’d like to
No and I’m not interested in doing this in the future
I don’t know
How often have you taken part in campaigning activity in the last six months?
A few times a week
Once a week
Once every two weeks
Once a month
What type of campaigning activity you have done in the last six months?
Signed a petition
Contacted my councillor/MSP/MP
Attended a protest march
Encouraged other people to campaign on an issue