How partnerships between the education and youth sectors can improve the accessibility, quality and impact of enrichment activities.

Enrichment activities include sports, arts clubs, volunteering, social action and adventures away from home. Evidence shows that  enrichment can improve young people’s essential skills, health and participation in education. However, evidence also shows wide disparities in access to enrichment. While schools and youth organisations work hard to provide enrichment to young people, they often
face challenges in working together to achieve the same goal.    This report was commissioned by the National Citizen Service Trust (NCS Trust) and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) to understand how formal education and youth sector organisations can partner, collaborate and coordinate to improve young people’s access to high-quality enrichment opportunities.