Youth Action Network UCSC Research
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YAN Photovoice Project with UCSC
The YAN Steering Committee wrapped up the first part of their research with the UCSC team! Thank you to UCSC undergraduates, Jasmine, Josie, and Alisha for working with us.
For the second part of the research we worked with Professor Steve McKay's class to analyze the common trends in the Steering Committee's Photos.
The YAN team took their photos focused on the following prompt: "What are the barriers to the community's hopes and dreams? What are the resources we have that help the community achieve their hopes and dreams, and what additional resources do we need?"
From the analyzing the photovoice photos and dialogue, the YAN team decided to have the research focus on Youth Mental Health! More to come this school year about what the research will looks like.
YAN Community Data
Overall Youth Well-Being, Youth Voice and Youth Leadership
Thank you to everyone who completed our first YAN Youth & Adult Survey! The results from the survey will help us collect baseline data about youth voice and youth adult-partnerships in the Santa Cruz County Community.
We received over 100 youth surveys and 45 adult surveys!
We sent raffle prizes to the following winners:
- Jose: $125 Visa Gift Card
- Amy: Baby Yoda Squishmallow
- Yesmine: Warriors Tickets
- Alondra: Tepui Backpack
- Jaden: Pizza Party
- Valentina: $40 Target Gift Card
- Bella: Warriors Tickets
- Adriana: Apple HomePod Mini
YAN is planning to share the results via Webinar with YAN Program Partners and an interactive toolkit for youth to provide their input and feedback.