Southwest Counseling Solutions & Community Youth Mapping Program

Data Driven Detroit (D3)   (Detroit)

D3 partnered with Southwest Counseling Solutions to educate youth in Southwest Detroit about the geography of their neighborhood as part of the Community Youth Mapping Program. Funded in Detroit by The Skillman Foundation, it is designed to give local youths the ability to create change within their neighborhoods while building job skills through interaction with local professionals. D3 supplied the parcel survey methodology and survey training for the project’s youths, and tutored them in GIS and Google Earth to visualize their research. This project allowed Southwest Counseling Solutions to identify resources and opportunities for youth and their families in their community, and allowed D3 to engage the community directly. It also supplied Detroit teenagers with exposure to new technology and taught them how to meet expectations in a work environment.