This is one of many concept maps I've created to visualize the commitment I and other leaders need to make to help youth in all high poverty neighborhoods of a city get the support systems they need to more successfully move through school and into careers. While you can click through the nodes on this map, to other maps, I created this library of concept maps, to show the wide variety that are available.
The primary value of this Ning community has been to support interns who are looking at my maps and visualizations, then creating their own videos and graphics to communicate the ideas in different ways. Visit this group and you can see work done since 2007.
This is one of many visualizations that have been done. At this page you can see a collection of many projects done in the past.
The only way these ideas will reach more people is for members of this group to enlist youth in their own community, and teach them to create their own interpretations of these ideas. If you're not in Chicago, just change the maps and focus the ideas on the needs of youth where you live.
If you're already doing this, please share links to your projects and maps.