Ann Gonyea

(Marquette, MI) – Ann Gonyea with the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development joined Mark and Walt in the Morning for an update on activities going on at the agency.  She outlined how you can nominate volunteers of all types for the U.P. Service Awards.  The awards recognize volunteers from several categories and the deadline for nominations is Wednesday, June 1st.

She also outlined a pair of events next week in Munising and Marquette that will feature the findings of a survey of youth assets in Marquette and Alger Counties.  The “2010 Profiles of Student Life:  Attitudes and Behaviors Survey” data will be publicly distributed at the sessions.

To listen to the interview with Ann Gonyea, please click “HERE“.  To find out more about events and activities at the GLCYD, visit their website by clicking “HERE“.

PAUL OLSON WITH THE GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

Paul Olson with the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development stopped in at our studios to present some of the findings from a recent survey of developmental assets for youth in Marquette and Alger Counties done by the agency.

According to the results, there has a significant improvement in the assets that an average area youth will be experiencing as they mature into adulthood.  There also were statistical findings that showed that youth in Marquette and Alger Counties were engaging less in high-risk behaviors such as binge drinking and smoking.

Olson also explained what these “developmental assets” are and what the Great Lakes Center For Youth Development will be doing with the findings of this latest survey.

To listen to the interview with Paul Olson, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the GLCYD website, please click “HERE“.