Urban youths go 3000 miles: Engaging and supporting young residents to conduct neighborhood asset mapping
In 2009 the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at Yale University (CARE) implemented a multisectoral chronic disease prevention initiative called Community Interventions for Health, in which seven local high school students were hired to conduct asset mapping. This paper provides a detailed description of how youth mapped assets in their communities, personal quotes from youth about their participation, and an evaluation of youth-driven asset mapping as a method.
Santilli, A., Caroll-Scott, A., Wong, F., & Ickovics, J. (2011). Urban youths go 3000 miles: Engaging and supporting young residents to conduct neighborhood asset mapping. American Journal of Public Health, 101(12), 2207-2210. Full Text.
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