YPI provides a rich learning opportunity. Charity selection and presentation preparation are student-led, giving young people the opportunity to develop key skills, explore strengths, deploy creative approaches, and grow as active, contributing citizens.
YPI data shows that teachers almost unanimously agree that the programme is increasing empathy, as well as creating a better understanding of communities. The surveying also shows it is developing creativity, teamwork, and resilience.
YPI has been cited in a number of HMIE reports as an example of best practice in citizenship education.