YouthTruth: Leading through Listening

Student and Community Voices in Sonoma County

Background

In January of 2022, the California-based national nonprofit YouthTruth administered surveys across 146 schools across Sonoma County school districts. The effort resulted in hearing from over 60,000 student, parent and guardian, and school staff community members on topics like, academic challenge, school culture, emotional and mental health.

Key themes emerged from the findings that speak to student, parent and guardian, and school staff members’ experiences of relationships, belonging, emotional and mental health, distance learning, housing needs, and the impacts of local environmental disasters, and the coronavirus pandemic.

List of insights the YouthTruth Survey findings share. Text: Insights into; students and belonging, distance learning, COVID, mental health, housing

Dig Deeper Into the Data: Interactive Reports for 2022

Synthesis Report

(with findings across all audiences, and grade levels)

A family sitting down and talking to one another. Text: Synthesis Report (with findings across all audiences, and grade levels)

For help understanding how to read this data, please refer to the Youthtruth Backpack and find out how to understand the report, make use of the data, set goals, plan for improvement, and more.

Student Surveys: Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

Student Survey Reports: Elementary Schools
Student Surveys: Middle Schools
A family sitting down and talking to one another. Text: Survey Report, High School Students

Parent and Guardian Surveys: Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

A mom helping her son with his homework. Text: Survey Report, Elementary, Parents/Guardians.
A mom helping her son with his homework. Text: Survey Report, Middle School, Parents/Guardians.
A mom helping her son with his homework. Text: Survey Report, High School, Parents/Guardians.

Teacher Surveys: Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

A teacher standing in front of her class as they look up at her. Text: Survey Report, Elementary School Teachers
A teacher standing in front of her class as they look up at her. Text: Survery Report, Middle School Teachers
A teacher standing in front of her class as they look up at her. Text: Survery Report, High School Teachers

Looking Back at 2021

In January of 2021, the California-based national nonprofit YouthTruth administered surveys across 56 schools from 10 Sonoma County school districts. The effort resulted in hearing from nearly 30,000 student, parent and guardian, and school staff community members on topics like, academic challenge, school culture, emotional and mental health.

In a two-part event series held April 9, 2021 and April 16, 2021 leaders from youth-focused community organizations were invited to explore the data behind these themes, viewed through an equity lens with a special focus on the effects of local environmental disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic on community well-being.

2021 Learn & Take Action Webinars

Learn:

YouthTruth Data Discovery Webinar

A walk through of the data with YouthTruth Deputy Director Sonya Heisters

Friday, April 9, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Take Action:

YouthTruth Data Interactive Workshop

An interactive discussion exploring how YouthTruth data can be used to bolster resilience efforts and build a stronger Sonoma County

Friday, April 16, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm

2021 YouthTruth Reports

2021 YouthTruth Interactive Data

YouthTruth Data Sharing and Collaboration Hosts

Career Technical Education Foundation logo
Health Action Cradle to Career Sonoma County logo
Sonoma County Office of Education logo
CFSC logo

Have questions? Please contact:

Elly Grogan

Elly Grogan

Interim Vice President for Community Impact
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