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Impact

The Creating Chances Monitoring & Evaluation team at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of NSW conduct a rigorous evaluation of Creating Chances activities as part of our ongoing commitment to establishing best practice and ensuring programs are achieving intended outcomes.

 

Overall Findings in 2020

  • Creating Chances continued to support a culturally and linguistically diverse group of young people during the challenging COVID-19 period by adapting former face-to-face programs to the virtual environment.

  • These adapted, online programs had a statistically significant positive impact on participants’ hope, optimism, self-efficacy, and resilience.

  • CC successfully transitioned back to face-to-face programming in schools whilst complying with changing public health orders in Terms 3 and 4 of 2020.

  • Springboard, Champions, Coach, and Future Pathways face-to-face programs were found to have a positive impact on hope, optimism, self-efficacy, and resilience.

  • Creating Chances is reaching more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people than in previous years (16% in 2020, 12% in 2019, 8% in 2018).

Sociodemographic Data 2020

  • 18% were born overseas; 11% came to Australia as a refugee/asylum seeker
  • 45% identified as female and 55% identified as male
  • From 25 countries including Afghanistan (4%), Pakistan (1%), Syria (1%), India (1%), Iran (1%), China, Thailand, Italy, Iraq, South Africa, Egypt, Greece, Saudi Arabia.
  • 16% identified as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (or both), which is much higher than the average for the NSW population (2.9%) .

Online Programs delivered during COVID-19

 

17% increase in

Hope

“Creating Chances is fun, motivating, and interesting”

1% increase in

Optimism

I like being with the Creating Chances facilitators and seeing them

19% increase in

Resilience

Creating Chances is captivating

11% increase in

Self-efficacy

I like to learn about preparing myself for the future and university and connecting to role models

Springboard Program

 

23% increase in

Hope

Creating Chances gave me something to look forward to and something positive to focus on. I felt like it gave me a chance to have a second go, because my life was not the best before joining the program

17% increase in

Optimism

Mel’s* attitude improved a lot as the program went on. At first she seemed quite unwilling to speak in front of the group and engage in the sports. This improved dramatically, and by the end of the program she was the first one to put her hand up to help out or run an activity

13% increase in

Resilience

 If I have a fight with my friend or my sister, not everything is messed up and I can fix things. I’ve learnt that there’s different ways to fix things. One of the main things I learnt is to listen and not talk and just say I’m right or blame others

20% increase in

Self-efficacy

It helped give me the confidence to voice my options when my friends were harsh to me or others in my friends group. I find it easier to stick up for my friends now

Champions Program

 

26% increase in

Hope

I will be more resilient and not be overcome by bad emotions, and to put positivity out into the universe

19% increase in

Optimism

I will continue to be more positive

13% increase in

Resilience

Before I did Creating Chances, I was shy and a bit unconfident, but since then I’ve been a far more confident and resilient person. I have developed life skills that will help later in life

22% increase in

Self-efficacy

Creating Chances has helped me be more confident in class and more willing to get involved with sports

Coach Program

 

21% increase in

Hope

I will be happier

19% increase in

Optimism

This program really built my confidence and allowed me to speak to bigger groups of people

13% increase in

Resilience

I will become a better person and not just give up finding a solution to my problems

18% increase in

Self-efficacy

The change for me was being more confident and being able to communicate and work with others

Future Pathways Program

 

20% increase in

Hope

I am going to go through with my goals and try to achieve the best I can in school, work and other things that I may come across

18% increase in

Optimism

I have changed my attitude and I will continue to keep my head up

18% increase in

Resilience

I am going to try and change the way I look at and tackling problems and challenges that I face

17% increase in

Self-efficacy

Talking to the kids at first was tough, but I definitely feel like it’s gotten better every week

22% increase in

Social-connectedness

Creating Chances built my confidence in people management and interacting with others

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