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Phase 1 youth engagement overview. p 1 of 2

Phase 1 youth engagement overview. p 1 of 2

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  1. WHAT OUR YOUTH ARE SAYING...“The pollution and littering are bad for everyone. “I think that there should beWe should keep the environment clean.” more things to do after school for teens.”“It would be nice to have “The potholesmore parks and places to on the roads “We should have better highgo hang out.” are dangerous.” schools because our futures depend on it.”How has IGT engaged youth? Youth engagement by the numbers: Community Conversations led by youth, for youth 600 youth surveys completed Integration of IGT engagement into classroom curriculum 150 youth engaged through community conversations Networking with youth advocates, teachers, and 130 youth want to volunteer and get involved organization leaders 15 members on IGT Youth Team Attending middle school and high school events to speak directly with youthThe IGT Youth effort began in 2010, with Phase I engagement and data gatheringprimarily between January-March 2011. A synthesis of input gathered through youthcommunity conversations, survey collection, and work with local schools, revealsthat greater Tucson youth are especially interested in: Availability of public transportation (especially safe ways for youth unable to drive, and to desired destinations) Having things to do (more parks, school activities, concerts, shopping opportunities) Keeping the area clean Safety (roads, lights, avoiding gang involvement)Who are the youth we’ve engaged so far? Male - 44.2% Female - 55.3% Transgender - 0.6% Type of School Race/Ethnicity Age Where they would likeNot in School 0.3% Asian American 3.9% to live in the future Under 11 0.1%Home School 0.4% Other 4.5% 11 8.7% Somewhere in Arizona 2%Other 0.6% Native American 5.2% 12 19.5% I don’t know 2%Private 1% African American 8.5% 13 16% Somewhere outside the US 12%Charter 3.4% White 30% 14 13.1% Tucson 32%Public 94% Latino/Hispanic 48% 15 13.2% Somewhere in United States 55% 16 11.6% 17 10.8% 18 4.8% 18+ 2%

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