Putting Youth on the Map (PYOM) is a powerful information resource for youth and adults working to ensure youth well-being in California.

Who can use this?

  • Youth and adult advocates can use PYOM to identify issues, mobilize action and hold decision-makers accountable for helping improve young people’s opportunities and outcomes.
  • Service providers and private foundations can use PYOM to strategically allocate resources.
  • Public agencies and policy-makers can use PYOM to focus funding, personnel, and regulation in ways that increase youth well-being, channel public resources fairly, and promote accountability.
  • Everyone can use PYOM to identify leverage points for improving opportunity, develop multi-sector multi-issue collaborations, and hold themselves accountable for collectively improving conditions.

What can you do?

  • See holistic place-based indices measuring youth well-being and severe isolation from support
  • View index analyses by sex and race/ethnicity
  • Explore data maps on income adequacy, suspension/truancy, transportation access, young adult voting and more
  • Print maps and download data
  • Find curricula and examples to help youth and community advocates use data maps
  • Link to participatory mapping tools and other youth data sites
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To develop this website, Nancy Erbstein (Assistant Research Professor, UC Davis Department of Human Ecology) led a team including:

UC Davis Center for Regional Change Staff

UC Davis Faculty

UC Davis Students

UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Affiliates

and Partners:


This website was developed with generous support from:

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Contact Us

152 Hunt Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
P: (530) 752-3007

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