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  1. This week is about guns and safety. Tell us about how gun violence affects you.
  2. Does/did your school have active shooter drills?
  3. What happens during an active shooter drill?
  4. How do active shooter drills make you feel?
  5. Do you think active shooter drills make schools safer? Why or why not?

Date: 8/16/2019

  1. In some communities, adults are banning youth from accessing certain books by removing them from libraries, bookstores, and other places youth might access books. Have you heard of these policies?
  2. Do you think certain types of books should be banned for youth? Why or why not?
  3. How do you think book bans impact youth?
  4. Have you or anyone you know ever wanted to read a book and found out it was ​unavailable due to being banned? Tell us about it.
Date: 5/7/22

Intro: This week’s questions ask your thoughts about college. Whether you are in school or not, we want to hear your opinion.

  1. What are three things that might make it hard for you to go to college?
  2. How much student loan debt is ok to have for a college education? Why?
  3. Should college be free? Why or why not?
  4. How much do you expect to earn per year in your first full-time job?

Dates: 8/2/2017 – 1/20/2018

  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone because of stay-at-home orders. How has your school/work changed because of the pandemic?
  2. If you’ve had to make changes, what HAS NOT gone well with learning/ working?
  3. What HAS gone well with learning/ working?
  4. How have expectations for learning/ working changed for you?
  5. If stay-at-home orders were to continue or expand, what would you need to learn/work better?

Date: 5/8/2020

  1. This week is all about empowerment. What does the word empowerment mean to you?
  2. Empowerment is often defined as the ability to make informed decisions and be in control of your life. Do you feel empowered in important aspects of your life? Why or why not?
  3. Who or what makes you feel empowered and why?
  4. Fill in the blank: I would feel more empowered if…
  5. What, if anything, do you wish you felt empowered to achieve?

Date: 4/16/2021

  1. What are your education/career goals for the future?
  2. Does thinking about your plans for the future make you feel stressed? Tell us about it!
  3. Who or what influences how stressed you feel (if at all) about the future?
  4. What are some ways (healthy or unhealthy) you manage stress about the future?
  5. How does stress about your future plans impact your relationships with others (family, friends, peers)?
Date: 6/3/22
  1. Let’s talk about video games (PC games, phone apps, internet games, xbox, etc). Are video games important to you? Why?
  2. About how many hours a day do you spend *watching* other people play video games (in person, YouTube, Twitch, etc)?
  3. What games are you playing/watching the most right now? Type “skip” if this doesn’t apply to you.
  4. Who do you play video games with (IRL friends, online friends, family, strangers, solo, etc)? Again, type “skip” if this doesn’t apply.

Date: 9/28/2018

  1. What do you think of when you hear the term "computer science"?
  2. Computer science is the study of computers, including coding algorithms (instructions computers follow), hardware/software design, and their impacts on society. Have you been exposed to computer science in Kindergarten-12th grade (K12)? Tell us about it.
  3. How important do you think skills in computer science are to your future? Why?
  4. Do you think a class in computer science should be a K12 graduation requirement? Why or why not?
  5. Do you think you had sufficient access to computer science education in K12? Why or why not?
Date: 4/29/22
  1. Help your lunch lady! We want to learn your thoughts on school lunches. Do (or did) you eat school lunch in grades K-12?
  2. Why not? OR What do (or did) you like about it?
  3. If there were laws for what school lunches had to include or exclude, what do you think they should be?
  4. Who do you think should decide what schools serve for lunch? Why?

Dates: 12/20/2017 – 2/13/2018

  1. Do you have a caring adult you can talk to besides your parents/guardians? If yes, tell us about them.
  2. Some organizations partner young people with adults to work together on social issues that impact adolescents and young adults. Have you worked with an organization like this? Tell us about it.
  3. Are you interested in being involved in an organization like this? Why or why not?
  4. What are some of the benefits (or downsides) of young people and adults working together on social issues?
  5. What is the best way for organizations that work with young people to connect with you about what they do?
Date: 6/10/22
  1. Did you participate in sports growing up? If yes, for how long?
  2. Would you have liked to spend more time in sports? If so, what got in the way?
  3. Do you think playing sports is important? Why or why not?
  4. What might help more youth participate in sports?

Dates: 9/27/2017 – 3/17/2018

This week is about guns and safety. Tell us about how gun violence affects you. Does/did your school have active shooter drills? What happens during an active shooter drill? How do active shooter drills make you feel? Do you think active shooter drills make schools safer? Why or why not? Date: 8/16/2019
In some communities, adults are banning youth from accessing certain books by removing them from libraries, bookstores, and other places youth might access books. Have you heard of these policies? Do you think certain types of books should be banned for youth? Why or why not? How do you think book bans impact youth? Have you or anyone you know ever wanted to read a book and found out it was ​unavailable due to being banned? Tell us about it. Date: 5/7/22
Intro: This week’s questions ask your thoughts about college. Whether you are in school or not, we want to hear your opinion. What are three things that might make it hard for you to go to college? How much student loan debt is ok to have for a college education? Why? Should college be free? Why or why not? How much do you expect to earn per year in your first full-time job? Dates: 8/2/2017 – 1/20/2018
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone because of stay-at-home orders. How has your school/work changed because of the pandemic? If you’ve had to make changes, what HAS NOT gone well with learning/ working? What HAS gone well with learning/ working? How have expectations for learning/ working changed for you? If stay-at-home orders were to continue or expand, what would you need to learn/work better? Date: 5/8/2020
This week is all about empowerment. What does the word empowerment mean to you? Empowerment is often defined as the ability to make informed decisions and be in control of your life. Do you feel empowered in important aspects of your life? Why or why not? Who or what makes you feel empowered and why? Fill in the blank: I would feel more empowered if… What, if anything, do you wish you felt empowered to achieve? Date: 4/16/2021
What are your education/career goals for the future? Does thinking about your plans for the future make you feel stressed? Tell us about it! Who or what influences how stressed you feel (if at all) about the future? What are some ways (healthy or unhealthy) you manage stress about the future? How does stress about your future plans impact your relationships with others (family, friends, peers)? Date: 6/3/22
Let’s talk about video games (PC games, phone apps, internet games, xbox, etc). Are video games important to you? Why? About how many hours a day do you spend *watching* other people play video games (in person, YouTube, Twitch, etc)? What games are you playing/watching the most right now? Type “skip” if this doesn’t apply to you. Who do you play video games with (IRL friends, online friends, family, strangers, solo, etc)? Again, type “skip” if this doesn’t apply. Date: 9/28/2018
What do you think of when you hear the term "computer science"? Computer science is the study of computers, including coding algorithms (instructions computers follow), hardware/software design, and their impacts on society. Have you been exposed to computer science in Kindergarten-12th grade (K12)? Tell us about it. How important do you think skills in computer science are to your future? Why? Do you think a class in computer science should be a K12 graduation requirement? Why or why not? Do you think you had sufficient access to computer science education in K12? Why or why not? Date: 4/29/22
Help your lunch lady! We want to learn your thoughts on school lunches. Do (or did) you eat school lunch in grades K-12? Why not? OR What do (or did) you like about it? If there were laws for what school lunches had to include or exclude, what do you think they should be? Who do you think should decide what schools serve for lunch? Why? Dates: 12/20/2017 – 2/13/2018
Do you have a caring adult you can talk to besides your parents/guardians? If yes, tell us about them. Some organizations partner young people with adults to work together on social issues that impact adolescents and young adults. Have you worked with an organization like this? Tell us about it. Are you interested in being involved in an organization like this? Why or why not? What are some of the benefits (or downsides) of young people and adults working together on social issues? What is the best way for organizations that work with young people to connect with you about what they do? Date: 6/10/22
Did you participate in sports growing up? If yes, for how long? Would you have liked to spend more time in sports? If so, what got in the way? Do you think playing sports is important? Why or why not? What might help more youth participate in sports? Dates: 9/27/2017 – 3/17/2018
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