Somerville Learning 2030 is a community visioning conversation about the kind of learning experiences and opportunities we want for children and teens: what’s working well, what should be changed or improved, and what we should prioritize over the next 10-15 years. This process is being facilitated collaboratively by the City, Somerville Public Schools, youth leaders, and many local organizations and residents.

We need your input!

Please take a few minutes to share what matters to you. We will use the survey results in other Somerville Learning 2030 visioning meetings taking place between now and Spring 2019 to help identify shared priorities for our work with children and teens and specific goals we want to achieve between now and 2030.

This survey is completely anonymous. We don’t ask for your name. No one but you will know how you answer these questions.

The survey is also available in these other languages:
Please encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to complete the survey too. Thank you!
 

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* 1. Overall, how satisfied are you with your life living and/or working in Somerville?

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* 2. Do you think Somerville is a good city for kids and teens to grow up in? How would you rate it?

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* 3. We want to know if you think Somerville has enough learning opportunities, activities, and services for children and teens, both in and out of school and throughout the year. Which of these is most true for you?

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* 4. What's working well for children and teens in Somerville (we want to continue it!)?

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* 5. Are there opportunities, experiences, or services for kids and teens you have NOT been able to find (in school, after school, in the community, summer, etc.)?

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* 6. If you are currently a PK-12 student or parent/guardian of a student: which types of school or community-based afterschool and extracurricular activities have you/your children participated in during the past 12 months? Check all that apply. If you are not a student or parent/guardian, you can skip this question.

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* 7. Learning can happen anywhere in our community, in or out of school and throughout the year. When you think of great learning experiences for children and teens, what matters most to you? Pick your top 3.

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* 8. Do you enjoy learning?

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* 9. What is hard for children and teens living in Somerville? What is not working well for them?

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* 10. School is an important part of a child/teen’s experience growing up. Going forward, what is one thing you would like to change or improve about schools in Somerville (district, charter, private, early childhood center, etc.)? What is getting in the way of learning?

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* 11. Do you think any barriers prevent youth and teens from participating in learning opportunities, activities, and services available in Somerville?

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* 12. Sometimes we need to make difficult choices about how best to use precious resources; for example, funding, people’s time, and city services. If we could only focus on three priorities related to children and teens in Somerville over the next 5-10 years, what would they be? Pick your top 3 priorities.

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* 13. Many people can play a role helping Somerville children and teens learn. Is it clear how you can support learning - as a parent, older student, community member, coach, volunteer, etc.?

Somerville is a diverse community. We want to make sure we hear from people with many different backgrounds. Please give us a little background on who you are.

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* 14. Do you live or work in Somerville?

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* 15. Which of these roles applies to you? Check all that apply.

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* 16. If you are in school now or have children or teens attending school now (PK-12), which type of school? You can skip this question if you are not in school or don’t have school-aged children. Check all that apply.

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* 17. If you are in school now (student), have children or teens in school (parent or guardian), or work with children or teens (educator, youth program staff, volunteer, coach, etc.) what grade level are you/they in? Check all that apply.

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* 18. If you live in Somerville, which neighborhood?

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* 19. How old are you?

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* 20. How do you identify yourself?

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* 21. How do you identify your background? Please use the "Other" option if not listed below!

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* 23. Do you have any other comments or suggestions you would like to share about your values, hopes and dreams, or priorities for learning and youth development in Somerville?

Thank you for taking the survey. Please share the survey link with other friends, neighbors, and colleagues who live/work in Somerville!

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