The direct impact on the school results from the improved academic functioning of the children, fewer disciplinary and social problems, and strengthened relationships with and involvement of parents. The educational staff familiar with Youth Futures’ activities and its positive impact, adapted these tools to their own work.
The direct impact on the family results from their having the ability to successfully contend with the challenges affecting the entire family unit. The knowledge of their rights, strengthening parental guidance, assistance with financial management, —together with information and referral regarding other services available to meet their individual needs, all improve the atmosphere within the home and increase the parents’ availability to their children.
The direct impact on the community is the range of volunteer activities that are conducted that meet local and National needs. The children in the program participate in many community activities and significant initiatives that are offered in cooperation with the municipal and local authorities. These activities not only meet emerging communal needs, but empower the children to rise above their own disadvantages and work together for the communal good. Youth Futures helps the children and their families become productive, contributing members of society and role models for others.
The direct impact on the welfare services is the development of a beneficial work processes for each family in the program that simplifies the work of the social workers and staff involved. Youth Futures staff members maintain close and professional cooperation with the local welfare services departments – working on the principle that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.