This year’s conference focused diversity and how it encompasses many aspects of youth development – including youth and educator attitudes, program delivery and policy.
On May 10th, PRYDE celebrated the graduation of the second cohort of Scholars, as well as to welcome new students to the 2019-2020 cohort.
Anthony Burrow, director of PRYDE, is the recipient of Cornell’s fourth annual Engaged Scholar Prize.
PRYDE is very pleased to announce that our new assistant director is Dr. Kristen Elmore. Informed by her training in Social Work and Psychology, Kristen brings many creative ideas for research and enhancing youth engagement in innovative ways.
This year’s Youth Development Research Update, “Multi-Generational Approaches to Youth Development,” focused on research and programs that reach across generations.
Two seniors who served as PRYDE Scholars for the past two years have received prestigious awards for their leadership, innovation, and commitment to improving the world.
“My students said they better understood the papers they read” after creating a comic strip illustrating research and findings from a peer-reviewed journal article, said Jennifer Agans, PRYDE assistant director .
At the Society for Research on Adolescence annual meeting, several PRYDE affiliates showcased their work in a symposium, “The Ecology of Youth Purpose: Contextualizing Purpose within the Immediate Environment.”
The results do provide a hopeful picture for the future: these youth valued diversity and inclusion in 4-H programs, and they seemed especially excited about the possible learning opportunities when people from different backgrounds come together.