Problem Identification

Problem identification refers to whether the young people’s culminating performance offers a clear perspective or framework by which the audience can understand the extent and scope of their focal problem. Simply put, how well does the youth presentation identify a problem, provide evidence about that problem, and analyze and situate that problem in a broader context? Presentations with a high quality problem identification will also demonstrate the relevance of that particular problem to the students’ personal lives.

  1. Naming the Problem
  2. Convincing Evidence
  3. Problem Analysis
  4. Relevance of Problem to Speakers