FindingsWhat we are finding
Findings show that connection to culture is important to youth and that finding opportunities to engage in cultural activities is of key concern for them. Across sites, youth believe that more human resources, service providers, and financial resources need to be made available to support youth engagement in cultural and community activities. Importantly, these resources and opportunities need to be structured in ways that make sense to youth. As such, youth believe their voices need to be heard and even more importantly, centralized, in order to make meaningful change for themselves and their peers today. What is exciting about the project is that while two of the three sites highlight the need for these connections, and provide insights into what structures may facilitate them, findings from the third community show the impact of these connections once they are established.