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An extensive four year study (2016-2020) by the University of Northampton into UK Cadet Forces highlights the positive impacts on young peoples’ development, adult volunteers and wider society.
The study found that participation in Army Cadets has significant positive impacts on young people, increasing their performance at school and improving their employment and career prospects. The impact is particularly strong for those cadets that endure economic and other disadvantages.
The study supported our deeply held belief that participation in the Cadet Forces develops a number of key attributes in young people including: