What students say they need

August 12, 2012 

2012 Lexington Youth Initiative Survey of 1,217 middle- and high-school students in Fayette County Schools

1. Part-time and summer jobs

2. To learn real-life skills, such career preparation, money management and cooking

3. A safe place to hang out with friends

4. Better transportation to get places

5. Leadership opportunities

6. Learning photography or how to make videos

7. A supportive mentor

8. More recreational activities

9. Volunteer opportunities

10. Learning, playing or performing music

11. Learning to create and display art

12. Tutors to help with schoolwork

13. To learn to perform dance

14. To create plays or perform in theater

15. To learn a trade, such as construction, mechanics or journalism

Source: Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, Partners for Youth of Urban County Government

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