Since our beginning in 1972 to today, Doxa has provided young people experiencing disadvantage with the opportunity to achieve. This vision continues today as does our focus on delivering high-quality programs with measurable outcomes.
With the support of the Doxa board, we partnered with the University of Melbourne, Centre for Program Evaluation, Graduate School of Education to develop an organisation-wide measurement framework. We then developed five outcome themes common to all programs: opportunity; self-efficacy; relationships; independence; and education.
At a delivery level, we now ask program participants questions that are both related to the specific objectives of each program and aligned to Doxa’s outcome themes. This rigorous method is undertaken both before and after young people participate. These important findings ensure we are delivering high quality programs that contribute to the future prosperity of disadvantaged young people.