S7| Conduct YEAH! Data Research

Session Overview

Community assessments can demonstrate challenges but when it comes time for the final presentation, it is helpful to have supporting evidence. Doing data research from sources like the census can help, but public data may not be enough. Surveys and interviews of neighborhood and/or school members or peers can provide quantitative (information represented by numbers) and qualitative data (information that helps tell a story). Youth participants can include the findings in their final presentation.


  1. Data Research
  2. Community Survey
  3. Community Interviews


  1. Clipboards
  2. Pens
  3. Paper
  4. Computers (if available)
  5. Voice recorder (if available)


  1. Session 7PowerPoint
  2. Sample Surveys
  3. Sample Interview Questions
  4. Onlne Data Sources
  5. Data Worksheet


  • Communicator: Contacts decision maker(s) to schedule the presentation
  • Clerk: Takes attendance, summarizes community assessment, takes notes during the assessment debrief
  • Photographer: Takes and uploads photos and/or videos to the selected location
  • Event Coordinator: Passes out supplies for each group
  • Healthy Snack Ambassador: Hands out snacks

Helpful Hints

  • Split the youth into three groups (Data research, survey team, interviewers)
  • Survey questions with answers that are on a numeric scale, or yes/no responses are better than only short answer, as they can be tallied and represented in simple charts

In this session, YEAH! club members will conduct surveys and interviews with community members and research other neighborhood and/or school community data.

Session Prep and Reflection:

  • What’s your plan for this session?
  • What worked well?
  • What did not work well?
  • What was a challenge for you?
  • What were the “wows” from this Session?
  • What are you going to do differently next time?


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