Young people attending the youth program are able to access a range of activities that reinforce literacy and numeracy skills taught in school. For example, through the use of computers participants engage with English language, and through cooking classes participants engage with quantities through recipes and guidance from the youth workers. Participation in these activities increases the general literacy and numeracy of participants.
A Social Return on Investment report on the impact of youth programs in remote central Australia “Investing in the future.” by the NOUS Group wrote:
Testimonials about the Dot Com Mob Hope Vale project
"What can I say, this project has been truly inspirational and will hopefully encourage Government to embrace the idea of Partnerships between communities and other organisations, promoting initiatives for the betterment of the community"
Lee Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Hope Vale Shire Council
"This is a wonderful program and Dot Com Mob are doing important work in bringing Aboriginal communities into the mainstream. Whereas much of the formal education system has increasingly systemised the marginalisation of Aborigines from the rest of the community and the opportunities for advancement, this program is effectively reversing the process."
John King, Chairman, ATEC and Advisor to NT Government on Indigenous Tourism
"The Hope Vale IKTC is one of the best developments in Hope vale in the 7 years I’ve been associated with the community. Well done!"
Michael Hogan, Assistant Director-General, Department of Communities QLD