Worcester Youth Tell Adults What They Need:
“Don’t be scared to talk to us & just give us the truth.”
In early 2016, WISH asked Worcester youth during face-to-face group conversations what they needed from adults to help them stay healthy and have healthy relationships. Sixty-one youth of multiple races and ethnicities between the ages of 13-23, from Worcester middle schools, high schools and community-based organizations participated. Half were middle school students. The others included an all-male group, a group of young mothers and a group trained as peer leaders.