If students could do anything when they’re not in school, what would it be? Play sports, hang with friends, help their community or just have a quiet place to read? Teen Opinions Count wants to know.
Teen Opinions Count, a project sponsored by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, is giving St. Clair County students a voice to express how they’d like to spend their time outside of school. Their ideas and opinions will help determine how a future investment from the Foundation will be used to benefit our community.
This is an exciting opportunity for a number of reasons:It’s an early opportunity to show young people that their voices matter and can effect changeIt encourages creative and critical thinking, which are valuable skills for the development of young mindsThis project will provide important information about what teens value to ensure the future investment from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation best matches their interests.
Ideas and opinions are also needed from parents, caregivers, educators and local youth organization leaders. If you’d like to participate in this exciting project, you can do so from home at your convenience by visiting the following link:
The Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s Youth Advisory Council (Y.A.C.) is also conducting a youth survey.
Y.A.C. is in the process of determining the needs of youth in St. Clair County. The survey is open to all high school students in St. Clair County. The survey was shared with school administrators throughout the county and students are encouraged to share the survey as well so as many voices can be heard as possible.