Youth Activation Resources
Youth Activation Resources
Get Students Fired Up!
The following materials are intended to support Youth Activation teams comprised of students and adults as they tackle college access and related challenges in their communities. While each product may be used independently, they are designed as a cohesive collection to support schools along a continuum of Youth Activation.
Assessments & Activation Tools
Youth Activation Guide
This guide offers background research and rationale for the importance of authentic youth-adult partnerships. It clarifies the terms of Youth Activation (YA) and provides real-world examples of YA in action.
Youth Activation Culture Framework
This quick assessment enables schools and organizations to identify a baseline for the Youth Activation culture at their school. Teams can identify areas of strength and refine opportunities for improvement to help focus their efforts moving forward.
College-Going Culture Framework
This quick assessment enables schools and organizations to identify a baseline for the college-going culture at their school. Teams can identify areas of strength and refine opportunities for improvement to help focus their efforts moving forward.
Problem Identification Worksheet
This worksheet supports teams as they identify the top challenges their schools are facing. It provides a framework for teams to define the problem and reflect on the current data.
Needs Assessment Template
The Needs Assessment helps teams break down the challenge they’ve identified in the Problem Identification Worksheet to better address the needs or “gaps” between the current situation and their desired conditions. With this deeper understanding, teams can plan the action steps necessary to bridge the gap.
SMART Goal Scoring Sheet
SMART goals are critical in effecting change and bridging the gaps identified In the Need Assessment. This SMART goal template helps teams craft and refine robust and actionable SMART goals.
This PowerPoint offers teams guidance as they define a data collection plan to support their efforts in addressing the needs identified in the Problem Identification and Need Assessment worksheets.
This workbook provides a template for teams to record and analyze their data as they work towards achieving their SMART goal.
Undocumented Resource Guide for Students
Undocumented students can and do attend U.S. colleges and universities! As an undocumented student, you may face similar funding challenges as international and out-of-state students. The following tips can help.
Undocumented: A Resource Guide for Educators
High school students who are undocumented experience additional challenges when making postsecondary plans. Informed with facts, an advisor can help their students better understand options.
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