Outcome 6: Indicator 13
Indicator 13: Young people feel part of their community
Part of a young person’s social commitment is feeling engaged with and included in their community.
A community can be a community of place (a geographical community) or a community of interest (people brought together because of a shared characteristics or interests).
Young people feeling part of their community is young people feeling like they belong, that they are accepted and included.
How can I measure this indicator with young people?
You can apply both of the following activities to specific opportunities your youth work organisation has created for young people to engage with/feel included in their community, and the impact of this on how young people feel.
- Ask young people how much they agree or disagree with the following statement:
I feel part of my local community
You can use an agree/disagree scale like the one below for young people to record their responses, using stickers, ticks or whatever they choose. You can use this in questionnaires, 1-2-1 sessions and group work.
- I really agree
- I agree
- I disagree
- I really disagree
- I don’t know
- Relationship Maps (from Evaluation Support Scotland)
A relationship map can be used to help young people map the relationships and networks in their community. Evaluation Support Scotland provides guidance on how to use this simple and interactive tool and it can easily be adapted to focus on a young person in their community.