The Power of Us Workforce Survey is administered by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), and independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally. This reliable survey will be administered throughout 2022.
It’s a national survey designed for the participation of the youth fields workforce across sectors and geographies. Through the Power of Us Workforce Survey, youth-serving professionals and volunteers can contribute to a national effort to explore, define, and elevate their work with youth.
The data from the survey can help to inform policy, practice, and further research to better support the workforce.
The survey is a part of a larger Youth Fields Study, which was commissioned and funded by the Wallace Foundation as part of its mission to support and share effective ideas and practices. Collaborative Communications is leading the communications campaign for the study, and AIR is leading the fall study with a constellation of partners.
The survey is open to those who work with youth in any capacity outside of the regular school day in the last five years. This includes both paid staff and volunteers. The goal of the survey is to hear from as many different types of people that work with youth as possible.