Community Youth Mapping is an activity that equips young people with the skills to collect, analyze, report and disseminate information about resources in the community, and helps them use these skills in the job market. Through the mapping process, they learn how to communicate effectively with the community and government leaders and are seen as emerging partners and leaders, as well as a positive force for change in their community. They are also endowed with important for life and work, such as problem-solving skills, critical thinking, research and teamwork. The whole Community Youth Mapping process involves a full day of training, after which the students under the mentoring of their teacher mentor will work on designing the activity, and will then continue to work together on finalizing the work plan for completing the whole process. During the school year 2019 – 2020, 255 students from 11 partner schools of the After School Support for Teens Program, were involved in this activity.
The students’ views expressed in these reports video do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.
Listed below are some of the info-graphics with research findings from students in their communities: