It is important to familiarize yourself with the community which your students come from .

One way to do this is to take a drive around the area. 

While driving, ask yourself:  

  • What resources are available? 
  • What entertainment, recreational and cultural facilities are there? 
  • Are there school or community sports teams? 

These are the community assets – what the community has to offer.  Does the community offer a great deal or are the assets limited?

Finally, consider:  How might these assets (or lack of them) affect the decisions you will make as you plan?