The youth have spoken!
We want you to see the results of Synergy's first Youth Survey! Continue reading to find out more!
Synergy and Stepping Stones to Mental Health began a conversation with other youth serving organizations trying to figure out what youth wanted from programming. As this conversation progressed, it quickly became obvious that what they needed to do was ask young people directly.
In response, Synergy and YELL Youth Council began the process of developing the Community Youth Survey as the vehicle in which young people could make their voice heard and share with their communities what they were looking for in terms of programming, supports, services and amenities. YELL and Synergy began by hosting a focus group of young people to determine which questions needed to be asked. Based on that information, the final Youth Survey was created and ready to be introduced to the youth community at large.
In order to reach as many young people as possible, Synergy worked with Rocky View Schools to get the survey approved. Once it was approved, schools were approached to invite their students to participate in the survey. With their support, many youth in Chestermere, Langdon and S.E Rocky View completed the survey at school. Youth were also engaged online, through posters, and word of mouth.
NUMBER OF RESPONSES: 834!
This survey asked questions about what matters most to youth in Chestermere, Langdon, surrounding acreages and farms, Conrich and area. Youth ages 13-22 were able to give input!
"What are the top 5 amenities you would like to see in your community?"
"What opportunities would you like to see in your community involving education and learning?"
"What kind of services would you like to see in your community that involves awareness and equality?
"What kind of support would you like to see from your community?"
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
"What opportunities would you like to see available to youth and students in your community?"
YOUTH WANT LESS OF...
"What would you like to see less of in your community?"
BARRIERS TO ENGAGEMENT
"What barriers do you face in your community?"