Ravenna-Bryant children report having adults to turn to at rates higher than state average

Both Eckstein Middle School and Roosevelt High School students overwhelmingly report that there is an adult in the community or neighborhood that they can talk to about something important, according to the 2014 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS). The HYS is administered to children in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 every other year. Knowing that there is an adult neighbor or community member to turn to indicates that Ravenna-Bryant children feel connected and supported by adults.

Percent of Roosevelt High School students who report having an adult in their neighborhood or community they can talk to about something important.

Roosevelt = dark blue

State average = light blue

HYS connectedLow community attachment increases the risk of violence and delinquency among youth. When children bond with their families, schools, and communities they are receptive to healthy beliefs and clear community standards promoted by adults. These beliefs and standards can support healthy youth development.