United Way of Calgary and Area has a long history of commitment to supporting vulnerable youth in our city. In 2010, we undertook research into the experiences of vulnerable youth as they transition into adulthood, including the challenges and opportunities they face. The research process was comprised of a literature review, focus group discussions with 70 vulnerable youth connected with youth- serving agencies and a survey of over 400 youth from across low-income neighbourhoods in Calgary. We heard from a truly significant number of youth about the issues that matter to them.
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