Hear My Voice- A Research Project on Youth Needs in the Jane and Finch Community
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This research paper explores the current research on urban youth needs, and ways in which youth workers can develop and employ strategies to engage marginalized youth. The purposes of this study is to gain insight on the needs, challenges, and benefits of youth engagement for youth living in the suburban/urban Jane and Finch community, and explore youth knowledge of available resources and services to them in the community. In addition, this paper will give youth service organizations/ youth workers the opportunity to provide insight into the challenges and needs working with young people in the community. The findings from this study confirm that there is a significant amount of young people who are unaware of the resources available to them, and there are many challenges to service providers to reach and offer quality services to young people in the community.