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ERIC Number: EJ1175031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage: A Decolonization Model of Youth Development in an Environmental Stewardship Program
Wenger-Schulman, A. R. S.; Hoffman, Lauren
Afterschool Matters, n27 p19-24 Spr 2018
Middle School 88 in Brooklyn, New York serves a community of students often considered at high risk for dropping out of high school and other socially undesirable behaviors. In this high-need setting, the authors designed and implemented an environmental education program designed to meet the needs of urban youth of color. The approach they used, a decolonization model called Circle of Courage, is a promising approach other afterschool programs can use to foster belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity while showing students that they can care for the environment even in their densely populated urban neighborhoods.
National Institute on Out-of-School Time. Wellesley Centers for Women, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Tel: 781-283-2547; Fax: 781-283-3657; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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