YGAM’s Latest Impact Report Shows Gains for 2022
Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has published its latest social impact report showing a high degree of success with its educational campaigns and outreach objectives in 2022.
According to the report, YGAM’s evidence-based education programs helped protect millions of children and young adults throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The charity estimated that last year, it was able to reach 1,857,895 estimated young people. 4,819 delegates, alongside 2994 teachers and youth workers, were trained. Of the delegates trained, 99.6% would recommend YGAM workshops to colleagues.
In addition, 96% of trained teachers and youth workers agree that they can confidently talk to young people about gambling and gaming. After completing a YGAM workshop, 94.9% of parents are confident about spotting signs of gaming and gambling-related harm.
Through the League Football Education program, YGAM was able to coach 336 academy players from 12 professional football clubs.
The findings of this report are a source of pride, and I want to thank the team, our partners, and supporters for their dedication and effort during this year. Our focus was to consolidate and build on the impact of our existing work whilst looking to the future through the development of a new strategy to guide us from 2023.
With the published report, YGAM has further proved its commitment to understanding and demonstrating its impact through independent evaluations and academic studies. The charity has passed several edits and assessments but continues to review its systems and ways of working for improvement.
Earlier this year, YGAM became the new Official Charity Partner of ICE London 2023.