Youth & Parks Toolkit

This study was designed to learn how to build more and stronger connections between youth and the outdoors, specifically the Twin Cities metro area’s regional park system. The Met Council’s research team partnered with five area youth-serving organizations (YSO’s) to answer questions on youth values, desired experiences, and access obstacles.

Here are sample documents you can use to replicate the activities from this study.

Complete Toolkit

Complete toolkit

Sample solicitation

Sample solicitation

Scoring guidelines

Scoring guidelines

Memorandum of understanding

Memorandum of understanding

Scheduling collaboration

Scheduling collaboration

In-park experience example

In-park experience example

Sample consent form to participate

Sample consent form to participate

Field resource challenge

Field resource challenge

Parent focus group guide

Parent focus group guide

Tips for culturally competent catering

Tips for culturally competent catering

Sample validity conversation schedule

Sample validity conversation schedule

Visual methodology activity

Visual methodology activity

Certificate of completion

Certificate of completion