Printed Resource Direcotry Expensive to print Information outdated quickly Distribution to youth problematic Intended for adults assisting youth, not used by youth Stigmatizing and limited to only non-profit and crisis services. Doesn’t facilitate transition to independence. Not interactive No youth voice in shaping or selecting services Information does not equal change.
Resource Directories Community Events and Give-aways Classes, eHow, Wikipedia Restaurants, Apartments, etc Jobs “word-of-mouth” Blogs, Groups, Profiles FaceBook, MySpace
Gets advice on Choosing a roommate Reads “How To” articles on signing a lease and getting PG&E Rates Housing Resources Listed. Other young people make choices based on rating. Housing agency makes improvements based on feedback. Finds organization that helps fund security deposits for former foster youth. Case Workerand/or Young Adult Searches RYSEPortal for housing resources, RYSE Portal
One out of EightCouples Married in 2006Met Online. MySpace is the11thLargest Countryin the World. The Number of Text Messages Sent each day exceed the Total Population of Earth. 2.7 Billion Google Searches Per Month.
Nothing About Us Without Us:For Youth, By Youth.