Upon completion of the project, the YWCA sought input from other community organizations on what might be the best next steps for this initiative. The Mankato Family YMCA stepped forward with a comprehensive plan to implement further youth development efforts, based on the findings of Youth Voice, and is currently working with the Otto Bremer Foundation on plans to build a possible youth center. The YWCA is pleased to have been involved in the early stages of this project, and will post updates on this possible youth center as information becomes available.
Research from the Community Summit on Youth
Dr. Nancy Fitzimons, Complete Research on the Well-Being of Children and Youth in Mankato/North Mankato Area
Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons, MSU Social Work Professor: Executive Summary
Dr. Anthony Filipovitch, MSU Urban & Regional Studies Professor: Youth Voice Sketch Maps
Youth Voice was funded by the Otto Bremer Foundation.