In 2005, the project received funding for three years from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) to deliver sessions nationally, as one of a number of projects within the Early Childhood – Invest to Grow initiative within the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy (2004-2008).
This report presents a summary of findings in the evaluation of COL Program over the three year period July 2005 to June 2008. This project evaluation feeds into a national evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre.
COL facilitators throughout Australia, collect pre and post youth education session evaluations reflecting changes in knowledge base and attitudinal influences These are collated internally by each region or by Yfer team and reports are generated to submit to funding bodies and community organisations upon request.
In response to evaluation, Yfer team constantly review program content and delivery methods on a regular basis.