Community Youth Mapping empowers and trains youth to map existing and potential opportunities for community involvement and activities for themselves and their families. Starting in mid-June 2018, approximately 20 teens will be selected as “youth mappers” to participate in a four to six-week community mapping project in the Flagstaff Community. These mappers will be guided by field supervisors as they conduct a block-by-block inventory of businesses and organizations in the Flagstaff community to identify health and social services, resources, and other opportunities available to youth and their families. The data collected by teens will be used as a foundation to create an app for youth that provides information on resources within the Flagstaff area, as well as an opportunity to inform the community about gaps in youth services.
Weekly enrichment training will provide teens additional opportunities to develop skills in areas such as healthy relationships, stress management, teambuilding, and nutrition. The “Map Flagstaff” program runs late June – Early August and teens will be paid a stipend upon completion. Teens ages 14 to 17 with diverse backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to apply. Due to the nature of the project, teens living in or attending school in the Flagstaff area are desirable, but not required. Those interested are encouraged to read additional details in the Program Details and FAQs by clicking here.