Activity 2: Research Your Issue


Thanks @aneudy! I haven’t gotten to read your googledoc yet, but what are three major data points you can share here?


Hey @Tyler,

1-Students involved in after-school time activities are less likely to drop out of school
2-Youth involved in after-school programs develop critical thinking skills on par with 21st century learning outcomes
3-Many adults now who were once participants in such programs say some of their successes are directly influenced by their time with organizations like the ones I mentioned.


Link to google doc for Activity 2]1


How do you know this and how do you show others that this in fact true Anuedy? -Lisa


Hey @Lisa,

Click on the links provided on my original google docs post, the information comes from studies done on the Providence After School Alliance programs and the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative. There are links to other stats not just exclusive to Rhode Island based after-school programs as well. If you’re interested I have a book I can let you borrow as well.



This is a major issue that I am very involved in many different ways. I started writing my issue and it relates to what you wrote. This is killing our community in many different ways. Is hard for a forest to grow if the trees are killing each other before they have time to grow to there true potential. How do we see a future when it won’t make it past 25yrs. Education is the key to success on any level in life. School becomes secondary to the street life that most of our kids is choosing. How do we grow? Law enforcement places a huge part in keeping blacks down under a certain level, so our trees don’t make it to a certain level. What would life be like with out no killing of blacks on black?


Do you think that the up take in the 90s of teenage parents contributes to this social media problem? I say this because if you look at some of the kids who are having issues online parents page they show similar behaviors. The age gap between some of the kids and parents is not to large to the point where a lot of the kids and parents share a lot of the same music and fashion. Then there are the first generation American’s who’s parents simply have no clue and who’s kids get over on them on a daily basis what do we do about does parents. I do believe this is a true problem but not a simple one you can give kids all the tools they did to be successful but if the home is not correct they will not use them. I always refer back to being bad is just way easier then being good.


hey @Danyelle_J_Delves !
your piece is awesome and o so important
I wanted to leave comments on it-- but the settings are for “View Only”-- if you adjust then we can go into the google doc?




hey @ajay
clicked-- but document wasnt public
can you change the settings so we can see what youve shared
and/or if you need help-- @Tyler can lend a hand no prob!

excited to read it!


@ajay !
this is awesome and powerful and impt
thanks for sharing and writing

any thoughts about what “form” this should take?


@asbush what do you mean by “form”?


@Danyelle_J_Delves I was really compelled by your post. Seems there are a few issues at play:

  • learning civility / decency in online behavior
  • escalation of violent behavior due to lack of empathy, communication

There’s some evidence that increased use of “apps” leads us to have less empathy for each other–this is from Howard Gardner’s the App Generation:

What research have you uncovered on your issue? Maybe others have ideas for data? @ajay @squeakie?


Hey @ajay I think @adam is referring to the different “interventions” outlined in Module 3:


I totally believe this but it is important to include facts/research to back up that is all I am after. I would enjoy reading a book that goes more in depth about this. I think it is true not just for kids but for adults too. If we are not nurturing all parts of ourselves then we can not fully grow.


Hey Guys! Here is a link to my Research… Technology: The Workplace Paradigm Shift…
I wanted to share what I am working on. Feel free to ask questions, give suggestions; maybe you’ve found yourself in similar situations?
This is a project to inspire collaboration, creativity and productivity; to embracing fear and try something new.
The first link is the project, research, outline and a little summary of where I plan to go with it next. The second link is, what I call, my glossary. It is the 5 generations defined…






Sources, Drivers, Advice and Reflection…


Awesome job, @Rachael. Thanks for putting these together. Addressing generational differences in innovation sounds kind of familiar to me with an group that is trying to transform higher education access for adults who are returning to finish their degrees.

^^ Can you change the share settings on this document so people can at least comment, but also maybe edit?


@Rachael bravo. I myself wonder if generational differences actually exist, or if technology is changing how we all work, and young people adopt technology without questioning it more.

You may also take a look at TalentCulture’s work community, and see how they think about generational shifts and technology in the workplace: