In April 2008, we launched the Youth Rights Survey in order for youth to grade how their rights are supported in their schools and communities. The survey allows young people to grade their educational opportunities, community safety, relationships with adults, and policies at their schools and in the community.
The Survey asks thirty-eight questions including a demographics section and a section that measures how youths feel about how the schools in which they learn, the communities in which they serve, and cities in which they live are responding to their rights. The purpose of this survey to give the youth an opportunity to grade the institutions and policies that affect them in their day to day life. Over time this survey will be able to provide yearly reports on a particular city, school, or community’s effectiveness at providing youth people the resources they need to participate in and make important changes in their communities.