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City Council Presentation

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Information outdated quickly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

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