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#5 YE101 Discussion Guide

#5 YE101 Discussion Guide

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FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION GUIDE
Youth Engagement 101 Survey

Food and Fitness Initiative Planning Phase

SECTION #1: ABOUT QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONDENTS Sample Questions for Consideration: 1. How many people responded? What organizations did they represent? 2. What segments of our community were over or under-represented? 3. How will that affect the results? 4. Is it important for us to reach out to those we missed? How can we do that? Notes:

SECTION #2: WHAT ARE THE BEST REASONS FOR YOUTH ENGAGEMENT? Sample Questions for Consideration: 1. Why is it important to think about the best reasons for youth engagement? 2. Which reasons were rated the highest? Why do you think that was the case? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 3. What reasons were ranked lower? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 4. What important reasons were cited in the “other” category, or left off the list? How would you rank this/these in relation to the results? 5. If you were seeking to promote youth engagement, which reasons would be the most effective overall? Which would resonate (work) with particular audiences? Why? 6. How should we apply the results of this section of our questionnaire and key points of this discussion to shape youth engagement planning and implementation for our Food and Fitness collaborative? Notes:

SECTION #3: WHAT ARE THE OBSTACLES TO YOUTH ENGAGEMENT? Questions for Consideration: 1. Why is it important to think about the obstacles or challenges to youth engagement? 2. Which obstacles were rated the most challenging? Why do you think that was the case? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 3. What obstacles were ranked lower? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 4. What important obstacles were cited in the “other” category, or left off the list? How would you rank this/these in relation to the results? 5. What obstacles are you most likely to encounter trying to engage youth in the Food and Fitness Initiative? 6. What solutions can you suggest to overcome the top rated obstacles to youth engagement? 7. How should we apply the results of this section of our questionnaire and key points of this discussion to shape youth engagement planning and implementation for our Food and Fitness collaborative? Notes:

SECTION #4: TYPES OF ACTION – HOW CAN YOUTH BE THE MOST HELPFUL? Questions for Consideration: 1. Why is it important to think about the different types of youth engagement? 2. Do you think completing this questionnaire helped raise the level of awareness among respondents in your community about the many ways youth have and can be engaged in social change and decision-making processes? 3. Which types of youth action were rated the most challenging? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? Can you think of specific examples of these types of youth action that have or could be considered in your community? 4. What types of youth action were ranked lower? Why do you think that was the case? Was this a surprise or to be expected? Does this mean this type of youth action should not be considered? Why or why not? 5. What important types of youth action were cited in the “other” category, or left off the list? How would you rank this/these in relation to the results? 6. What types of youth action would be most attractive to youth? Which types of youth action would be most helpful for adults? 7. How should we apply the results of this section of our questionnaire and key points of this discussion to shape youth engagement planning and implementation for our Food and Fitness collaborative? Notes:

SECTION #5: REALMS OF INFLUENCE – WHAT ENVIRONMENTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO CHANGE DUE TO YOUTH ENGAGEMENT? Questions for Consideration: 1. Why is it important to think about the realms or environments where youth action might be the most effective? 2. Which realms were rated the most likely to be influenced by youth engagement? Why do you think that was the case? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 3. What realms were rated less likely to be influenced by youth? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? Does this mean that your community should not seek to engage youth in these realms or environments? Why or why not? 4. What important realms or environments were cited in the “other” category, or left off the list? How would you rank this/these in relation to the results? 5. What realms would be most attractive to youth? 6. Which realms would be easier or more difficult to establish and support youth engagement? 7. How should we apply the results of this section of our questionnaire and key points of this discussion to shape youth engagement planning and implementation for our Food and Fitness collaborative? Notes:

SECTION #6: SKILLS YOUTH NEED TO BE EFFECTIVE? Questions for Consideration: 1. Why is it important to think about what skills youth will need to be effective? 2. Which skills were rated the most important for youth to have in order to effectively participate in social change and decision-making processes? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 3. What skills were rated less important for youth to have? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? Does this mean that these skills are not necessary to impart to youth? Why or why not? 4. What important skills were cited in the “other” category, or left off the list? How would you rank this/these skills in relation to the results? 5. Which skills are basic to all forms of engagement, and which are more important to have for one or another type of youth engagement? 6. How should we apply the results of this section of our questionnaire and key points of this discussion to shape youth engagement planning and implementation for our Food and Fitness collaborative? Notes:

SECTION #7: KNOWLEDGE YOUTH NEED TO BE EFFECTIVE? Questions for Consideration: 1. Why is it important to think about what knowledge youth will need to be effective? 2. Which types of knowledge were rated the most important for youth to have in order to effectively participate in social change and decision-making processes? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 3. What types of knowledge were rated less important for youth to have? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? Does this mean that these types of knowledge are not necessary to impart to youth? Why or why not? 4. What important types of knowledge were cited in the “other” category, or left off the list? How would you rank this/these knowledge in relation to the results? 5. Which types of knowledge are basic to all forms of engagement, and which are more important to have for one or another type of youth engagement? 6. How should we apply the results of this section of our questionnaire and key points of this discussion to shape youth engagement planning and implementation for our Food and Fitness collaborative? Notes:

SECTION #8: WHAT HELP WILL ADULTS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO EFFECTIVELY SUPPORT YOUTH? Questions for Consideration: 1. Why is it important to think about what types of support adults and their organizations will need to effectively support youth engaged in social change and decision-making processes? 2. Which types of support were rated the most important for adults and their organizations to have in order to support youth engaged in social change and decision-making processes? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 3. What types of support were rated less important? Why? Was this a surprise or expected? Does this mean that these types of support are not necessary? Why or why not? 4. What important types of support were cited in the “other” category, or left off the list? How would you rank this/these types of support in relation to the results? 5. Which type of organization is most likely to be ready to consider supporting youth engagement? Why? Which type of organization will need convincing? Which reasons will they find to be the most persuasive? 6. In you community, which organizations or individuals have experience supporting youth engagement in social change, community service or other decision-making processes? What other sources of experienced support might you seek? 7. How should we apply the results of this section of our questionnaire and key points of this discussion to shape youth engagement planning and implementation for our Food and Fitness collaborative? Notes:

SECTION #9: EVALUATION – HOW SHOULD WE MEASURE SUCCESS OF OUR YOUTH ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS? Questions for Consideration: 1. Why is it important to think about how we will measure the success of our youth engagement efforts? 2. Which indicators of success were rated the highest? Why? Was this a surprise or to be expected? 3. What indicators of success were ranked lower? Why? Was this a surprise or expected? Does this mean that these indicators of success are not important? Why or why not? 4. What important indicators were cited in the “other” category, or left off the list? How would you rank this/these indicator(s) in relation to the results? 5. Which of these indicators will be more or less difficult to measure? Why? 6. What data (information) has our collaborative already collected that might provide a “baseline” for youth engagement evaluations you might conduct? 7. How should we apply the results of this section of our questionnaire and key points of this discussion to shape youth engagement planning and implementation for our Food and Fitness collaborative? Notes:

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