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3 - Responsible youth

Goal 1 - Desired Condition 3 - Youth achieve responsible social development.


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"Youth achieve responsible social development"

Our Conclusion:


Based on the Following criteria:

Local Trend is STABLE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is MIXED
Citizen perception compared to data MATCHES

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

Albuquerque youth with positive adult role models fell by 17% between 1995-2005, and those with 20 or more of the 40 possible Developmental Assets fell 5% over the same period. The number of students who reported having a sense of purpose fell by 27%. The number reporting a caring, encouraging school climate (26%) remained unchanged over the same 10 year period. The percent of teens who are neither working nor going to school has been stable over the last 3 years.


Albuquerque Public School students are virtually equal to the national average in the number of Developmental Assets they possess, for students grades 6-12. APS students initially lag behind the national average by about 3%, by the time they reach the 12th grade Albuquerque students are equal to the national average in the number of assets they possess. Albuquerque's youth have a higher rate of not attending school and not working than four of five Southwest peer cities.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

In 2011, Albuquerque citizens ranked this desired condition 10th of 57 surveyed conditions in importance, while simultaneously being a condition with some of the least progress having been made. It ranked 51st in progress.


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