Sea Cadets publishes its ‘multi-generational’ impact study following the participation of over 3,000 former cadets dating back as far as the outbreak of the Second World War.

We have known for a long time how positive an impact Sea Cadets has on our cadets, affirmed by the 2018 Sea Cadets’ impact study as well as the 2021 University of Northampton’s social impact study, however Sea Cadets decided to commission a national study on the long term impact – does being a cadet change the rest of your life?

Over 3,000 former cadets participated in surveys and interviews, leading to a report published in January 2021 – the first of its kind for the youth sector!

Yes! Not only can we say being a part of Sea Cadets is adventurous, fun and opens up a world of new qualifications but we can now also say it changes you forever. Being a sea cadet makes you a more confident, independent and positive person.

- 95% confirmed Sea Cadets had a positive impact on their life, long after they left
- 80% confirmed Sea Cadets developed their independence and skills
- 70% confirmed Sea Cadets improved their ability to cope with challenges

For the full report click here

For the ‘highlights’ report click here

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