Connecting the Disconnected: A Survey of Youth and Young Adults in Grove Hall is a recent study commissioned by the city of Boston and implemented by Project R.I.G.H.T., the Boston Ten Point Coalition, Health Resources in Action, andthe Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center. The study's objective was to better understand the challenges of "disconnected" young adults and to inform a better system of community resources for youth trying to finish school and find employment.
Connecting the Disconnected is exceptional both because 1,050 youth participated in the survey and because 11 youth living in Grove Hall collaborated in the survey's design, administration and analysis. It's findings illuminate the way that employment, education, violence, and family support shape the lives of youth in Grove Hall, as well as the overall health of the community.
Read and download the report here.