Outputs in this project are developed on an on-going basis by the youth involved. Youth in each community have already started to develop ideas about what is needed and what their communities are ready for in their local areas. In some communities, there is already strong history and relationships between community organizations/entities and the youth and Youth FLOHcilitators. In others, these relationships are more formative. Some of the outputs already enacted and envisioned include:
- Conferences developed by youth for service providers and community members.
- Community dialogue events that include responding to a survey (surveys have already been developed or are in the process of being developed around Harm Reduction, the Foster System, and Life Promotion), and developing actions to move forward on ideas and concerns that emerge in dialogue about the results.
- Community cohesion and connection programs (i.e. the already-developed 6-week PIPS program, or the 12 or 8-week Walking Forward with Good Medicine program).
- Training and advocacy efforts (i.e. conducting and advocating for Naloxone training opportunities, advocating for low-barrier resources and inclusive social environments).
- Peer navigation, providing a safer pathway for youth who feel adult-led systems have failed them to re-engage and get connected with supports and benefits for which they may qualify.
We anticipate having 4 community youth meetings per week with an average of 5 youth participants present, for a total number of participants of 1,040 (many youth will attend these meetings regularly, so this number is not unique individuals) yearly opportunities for youth to participate in developing project initiatives.
We anticipate at least 10 regional youth meetings per year with an average of 20 youth participants, for a minimum of 200 yearly opportunities for youth to participate in regional meetings.
We anticipate at least two events to occur in each of the 4 communities on a quarterly basis (so a total of 8 per quarter and 32 per year). We anticipate a minimum average of 25 participants in each event (with some, such as conferences, being much bigger). So, a minimum of 800 event participants per year.
We anticipate FLOH youth will provide peer navigation an average of 20 times per week, for a total of 1,040 yearly instances of peer navigation.