Case 3: Set realistic goals

In the INCLUSO project we created the Big Picture (see Chapter 2, Section 2: Define your outcomes) which drew together a number of key headings covering all main activities of youth work organisations.

At SHMU we believe we were aiming too high. The goal of Facilitating Digital inclusion is good, but there are many ways in which this can be done and at SHMU in Scotland we feel we would have been more successful if we had developed more focused goals, such as:

  1. Learn to create a hotmail email account and use email to communicate with other members of the group, or
  2. Learn how to use the Group function in the social network application to develop a small community around a shared interest, and so on.

So, if we were more specific we would have been able to measure our progress and give guidance to the young peoplel much more easily.