So when I drafted the survey -- I was looking specifically in my community of 50k and specifically related to the "offerings" of the Parks and Recreation department.
I was not surprised by the results of my survey -- basically there is almost NOTHING for girls or even teens -- let alone teen girls in the community.
Because I am doing this project in a "Juliette" format - I decided to take my results to the Parks Department.
This worked out well since I had been selected by City Council to serve of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
During my City Council interview -- the Mayor asked me "What do you think we need to do?" My response was have more activities. I wasn't well prepared with an example. However, the next day I found out that the Mayor had run a triatholon. So I decided that it would be a GREAT idea for the Mayor to start a running club with teens. HE would run one mile one Saturday a month along our trails wtih the teens. This would give them a 1 on 1 opportunity to hang out with the Mayor and to exericise.
When I presented it to the Parks Director and the Parks Commission -- they LOVED it. We are now working with the Mayor to actually make it happen.
Since I don't really run and government isn't really my thing -- this is going to be a stretch for me to get up one Saturday a month to do this. BUT, I am excited about seeing this come together.
- Sarah Y.
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