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Students to take Florida Youth Survey this week

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TAVARES – The Florida Youth Survey will be administered to some high school and middle school classes in Lake County on Thursday, Feb. 18.

The survey, conducted by the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Families, provides valuable data regarding youth health behaviors across the state. The results are used to help plan comprehensive health education programs and can assist in securing funding for related grants.

This year, the survey includes the following four instruments:

  • the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey,
  • the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey,
  • the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, and
  • the Middle School Health and Behavior Survey.

Participation is confidential and voluntary. The survey is not a test and will not impact students' grades.

The survey will be administered to randomly selected classes at all Lake County high schools and all middle schools except Oak Park Middle School, Mount Dora Middle School and Spring Creek Charter School.