Evaluation process

Our pilot scheme gave us the in-depth information we needed to evaluate and refine the One Million Mentors offer. Please read the first independent evaluation of our programme here.

In 2019 we commissioned the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to conduct a process evaluation of our work. Please see highlights of this report here.

The BIT process evaluation found that 1MM, through the provision of trained volunteer mentors from within the business world and community, boosted support and advice for young people in the areas of education, employment and social action. Key findings from our pilot are:

• Only 29% of mentees pre-mentoring felt confident about securing the experience or training they need to succeed. After a year of mentoring this rose to 70%

• Our mentors are invested in their local young people; 97% are mentoring to help other people, and 72% are mentoring to benefit from a sense of fulfilment and growth

51% of our young people are from disadvantaged backgrounds

54% are from BAME backgrounds

74% of our mentoring relationships are between mentors and mentees from different ethnic backgrounds

Please see our full Theory of Change.

1MM conducted an impact report of it’s face-to-face mentoring from 2018 to 2020 (pre-COVID-19 pandemic). Please see our results here.

Our most recent regional impact reports for the period April-December 2020:

Greater Manchester

Cardiff Capital Region

East London

In Autumn 2020 we commissioned Mobilise UK to conduct an independent evaluation of the 1MM programme, designed to explore the advantages and disadvantages of face-to-face vs. online mentoring. Read the full report here.