Statistics on children, youth and families in Vermont from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Voices for Vermont's Children
Students who feel valued by their community
Why This Indicator Matters
Definition and Source
Percent of students who agree or strongly agree with the statement "in your community you feel like you matter to people."
The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont. The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors. The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being. Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports. These assets foster the development of thriving young adults.