NACOGDOCHES, Texas –– Graduate-level students in Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Social Work will present research in correlation with the 21/7 Association’s Youth Engagement Project at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the C.L. Simon Recreation Center’s meeting room. Originally slated for May 5, the event was rescheduled due to severe weather.
Since February, seven students enrolled in the Social Work Macro Practice course, which centers around working with organizations and communities, have researched the lack of access and participation among youth living in areas surrounding Highways 21 and 7. The students also analyzed the impact of civic engagement on youth connectedness to their local community and developed solutions and recommendations for consideration and implementation.
“This is important because it provides a real-life learning opportunity for the students and shows the impact of assessment and research on individuals, organizations and communities,” said Lenola Wyatt, adjunct professor in SFA’s School of Social Work.
The presentation is free and open to the public with the intent to bring city and county officials, local residents and organizations together to consider possible solutions to youth civic engagement and access to city and county recreational services.
The 21/7 Association is made up of concerned citizens working to improve the quality of life for residents within the Highway 21 and 7 geographic boundaries.
For more information on the event, contact Wyatt at