Week 1 Assignment

Write a two- to three-page analysis of your community and the existing programs for youth within this community using the following guidelines:

1. Using your research from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Fact Finder (Links to an external site.)Pew Research Center (Links to an external site.), and the National Center for Education Statistics (Links to an external site.), create an info-graphic picture of your community to support your written analysis. Embed the info-graphic picture into your analysis as a chart illustrating the written analysis. Your info-graphic and analysis should illustrate those statistics that have direct bearing on the 40 Developmental Assets identified by the Search Institute which can include, but are not limited to:

· Population demographics, including ethnicity and special populations

· Economic status

· Housing and household demographics

2. Summarize youth-related issues that seem to be at the forefront of your community. Use specific examples to support your observations (newspaper headlines, community meetings, political platforms, etc.) and cite your text when appropriate.

3. In support of your written analysis, create and embed a table that identifies the resources for young people that already exist in your community. Your table should include:

· The name of the program

· A short description of the program’s mission

· An analysis of how the program engages with the youth they serve (Are they partners with adults?)

· Summarize which of the 40 Developmental Assets the program focuses on or attempts to meet with their program. Please the full lesson work attached.