Young Citizens Evaluation Report

Coram’s Young Citizens programme aims to make a positive impact on the lives of 16-25 year olds from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Approximately 950 Young Citizens Participants attended 114 peer-led workshops between July 2019 and August 2022 which were co-produced and delivered by 63 Young Citizens Trainers (YCT), who used their experience of overcoming challenges when moving to the UK to help their peers.

Feedback collected from young people and professionals through surveys and interviews indicates that young people felt more informed about their rights, felt connected to other young people, had an increased awareness of services and activities, and had improved wellbeing. It also suggests Young Citizens Trainers felt a sense of ownership, responsibility and leadership and that they had increased career prospects as a result of the programme.