Pelham Together uses data to drive all programs and initiatives that support youth.
Partnering with Pelham Public Schools and Dr. Suniya Luthar, a noted developmental psychologist and renowned expert in youth resilience who has focused her most recent research on outcomes for children in high achieving schools, Pelham Together coordinated the survey effort in conjunction with the District Wellness Committee. Dr. Luthar and her organization, Authentic Connections, surveys teens in high achieving school districts, like Pelham, to determine levels of symptoms such as substance use, anxiety, and depression. The survey also identifies the risk and protective factors that are associated with student outcomes, giving the community a deeper understanding of what we need to do to improve outcomes for Pelham youth as a whole. The Youth Survey Findings Report below was compiled from data collected in March 2019.