Norwegian version

Motivation and Mastery. Evaluation of Flyt – A Life Skills Programme for Young People in Vulnerable Life situations

To what extent does the programme help to build up the students who participate and make them better equipped to complete and pass upper secondary school?

Flyt is a life skills programme for year 10 pupils in vulnerable life situations. Activities are organised during school holidays, weekends and afternoons. The programme has been devised to play a crucial role in individual pupils’ educations, which, in turn, will have positive social implications.

The main question is to what extent the programme helps to build up the participants and make them better equipped to complete and pass upper secondary school. The fundamental idea is to give young people the tools they need to be able to complete their education

Relevant questions


Various types of data are collected. Firstly, we follow the groups that complete the Flyt programme in different parts of Norway. They are interviewed at several points in time – before, during and after the programme. The plan is also to obtain information about what they are doing five years after they leave the programme.

In order to draw conclusions about the potential significance of the programme, we also obtain information about control groups, which are as similar as possible to the participants. This enables us to compare the participants in the Flyt programme with their peers. Qualitative interviews are conducted in addition to the quantitative data. 


The knowledge they generate is relevant to reducing dropout from upper secondary school and reducing the prevalence of exclusion. The project also aims to help improve the participants’ life skills and give them more knowledge of future work and education options.

Main findings – part I (2018–2021)