Let’s Talk: What’s Hope got to do with it?
The Skillman Foundation conducted a survey in 2020 to gauge how hopeful and in control Detroit youth feel about their future. Overall, a majority of youth expressed feeling powerful and ready—though there were some dimensions that suggested potential factors in how strongly youth felt this way, including the presence of caring adult relationships (outside of the home) and their area of residence within the city.
Dr. Andrea Anderson, director of evaluation, learning & impact for The Skillman Foundation, talked through the survey findings and ask a panel of young people—Daren Anderson, Grant Johnson, and Isabelle Maynard —about their reflections to bring greater insight to youth’s perceptions of hope and opportunity.
Watch the full conversation below.
Learn more about the survey and the results here.