Local Youth Insights: Community Youth Survey Lower Roxbury

Local Youth Insights

Community Youth Survey Lower Roxbury on Violence, Employment, and More

Youth are a resource to their community. The DELTA Youth (Diverse Excellent Leaders Taking Action) are a group of nine youth participating in the South End/Lower Roxbury based Making Youth Voices Heard initiative, a collaboration for community learning among youth, social work students, youth-focused non-profit programs, and community members.

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In the spring of 2018, the DELTA Youth conducted a Community Youth Survey, using the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) model. The survey gathered insights from 55 youth aged 13-24 living in the Lenox/Camden area of Lower Roxbury, Boston, MA.

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Survey Insights

The Community Youth Survey gathered insights about violence, employment, poverty, drugs, and gangs. The DELTA Youth team further explored responses on violence and employment.

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Have any close family members or friends been killed in violence?

Source: Making Youth Voices Heard Community Youth Survey of youth in Lower Roxbury, Boston, MA, by the DELTA Youth, 2018.
 

Community Presentation

 

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In June, the DELTA Youth made a presentation of their findings to local residents, to facilitate community conversation.

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Partner Stories

  Ruth Wong - Director, EGC's Boston Education Collaborative    “It’s a learning process. This can be a launch pad—that’s the prayer and the desire."

Ruth Wong - Director, EGC's Boston Education Collaborative

“It’s a learning process. This can be a launch pad—that’s the prayer and the desire."

 
  Brent Henry - Founder and Director, VibrantBoston     "Rather than gentrification, there should be integration."

Brent Henry - Founder and Director, VibrantBoston

"Rather than gentrification, there should be integration."

  Sarah O'Connor - St. Stephens Youth Program's Lead Organizer for Lenox Community    "I want the young people who live there to see themselves as being a part of the future of that neighborhood." 

Sarah O'Connor - St. Stephens Youth Program's Lead Organizer for Lenox Community

"I want the young people who live there to see themselves as being a part of the future of that neighborhood." 

 
  Cherchaela Spellen, CrossTown Church partner, BU Social Work student, EGC Intern with Boston Education Collaborative     "Who knows best about the community but the members who are living in the community itself?"  

Cherchaela Spellen, CrossTown Church partner, BU Social Work student, EGC Intern with Boston Education Collaborative

"Who knows best about the community but the members who are living in the community itself?" 

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