Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Working to Gather 20,000 Teen Opinions Across Western New York & Southeast Michigan
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is asking teens and adults in Western New York and Southeast Michigan to finish this sentence: "Where I live or work, one thing teens want when they are not in school is ...".
Teen Opinions Count, the latest effort led by the foundation, is investing in research to hear directly from teens about what they're most interested in doing when they're not in the classroom. The project is collaborating with schools and youth organizations to collect data that will inform how future investments can best reflect youth interests and create more opportunities across 16 counties.
The project will collect feedback from up to 10,000 participants in each region. Nearly 35 Western New York and 15 Southeast Michigan school districts are currently represented. The majority of contributions will come from teens, with additional contributions from parents, caregivers, educators and local youth leaders. The foundation has also enlisted an advisory group made up of teens and adults from both regions to help inform the project...