2018 Youth Development Research Update
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.
At camps children have the opportunity to try out both familiar and novel activities that may encourage them to continue being active after the camp is over.
Dr. Jane Mendle finds time to connect with the media to translate her research into easy-to-read articles for the general public.
Children often learn in school about appropriate online behavior and media literacy. But they don’t have anywhere to practice those skills before they jump onto real-world social media sites