State of Play Youth Survey

In partnership with River Fund Maine, the Aspen Institute Project Play is deploying Project Play’s State of Play Youth Survey across Western Maine. The purpose of this survey to understand young people’s experiences and desires in terms of sport, play and physical activity.  Together, we believe this data is essential to inform future decisions and investments in youth sports & recreation within your schools and across your community.

Project Play’s State of Play Youth Survey collects the following information from young people in grades 3-12:

  • Basic demographic information (grade, gender identity, race/ethnicity, physical disability status) without any personally identifiable information
  • Current sport participation and interest in trying new sports
  • Reasons for current levels of participation (e.g. reasons to play and perceived barriers) 
  • The role of adults in a young person’s sport experience 

The survey is administered via Resonant Education’s online platform and does not collect any personally identifiable information from students.  Most importantly, students have the option to skip any question they do not feel comfortable answering.  

If completed online, the survey should take students less than 10 minutes, so should not be a significant burden to complete during the school day. The survey is available in both English and Spanish and, if necessary for inclusion, teachers or other school-based personnel can administer via paper and our team can input the results.

To complete the survey, go to

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Project Play, please visit or contact