I'm trying to create a visualization that any youth serving organization might be willing to use to visually communicate what time of day they reach youth, what age range they serve and what types of learning and mentoring activities are offered.
This is what I've done so far. This could be downloaded and colored in by hand, then scanned and uploaded as a jpg. Perhaps it could be imported into photo shop or a paint program and colored in. Or perhaps someone could create a graphics program that enables people to fill in this information via their computer, then produce a jpg that could be posted on their web site.
If we found a way to make this easy to create, and to motivate a larger number of organizations to put this on their web sites it might have two benefits. Programs might see activities that are included in work of other programs and try to duplicate that in their own programs. Donors might begin to differentiate between school based, non school, volunteer based, etc. and use this information to support fund raising or volunteer involvement decisions.
The collection of information about programs, based on what they do, needs to also be part of a matrix showing who they serve, and where they are located. Programs operating in big cities have a different costs of operating framework than programs in smaller communities.
I don't know of anyone collecting and analyzing this information.
In the next class of interns I'll offer this as a project. If anyone viewing this would want to create their own version and share it, please do.