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Hamilton, Stephen F. – Urban Institute, 2021
Registered Apprenticeship for young people is an earn-and-learn program for women and men in their late teens and early twenties. It combines academics with paid work experience across many sectors. An essential part of the apprenticeship experience is to be paired with a mentor, who supports, advises, and instructs an apprentice(s) on the job.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Apprenticeships, Youth Programs, Late Adolescents
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Chauveron, Lisa M.; Samtani, Satabdi; Groner, Megan G.; Urban, Jennifer Brown; Linver, Miriam R. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2021
Although experts agree that diverse stakeholder inclusion enhances quality and equity in evaluation designs and implementation, diverse voices are often omitted. Particularly antithetical to principles of youth character development, evaluations for these programs should strive to include voices from various social, economic, community, and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Youth Programs, Values Education, Stakeholders
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Odera, Erica L. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2021
Narrative case studies have shown that, when people are involved in an evaluation of a program they are part of, it can change how they experience the program. This study used a quasi-experiment to test this proposition empirically in the context a participatory action research curriculum called Youth as Researchers. Half of all Youth as…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Participation, Youth Programs, Experience
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Song, Ah-Young – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2021
This work draws from a larger research project that centres a youth summer writing programme. In this article, the author recounts the multiliteracy experiences of a white student who found creative strategies to document her identity and values in her work, as she learned to navigate a learning environment that decentered whiteness. Two…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Writing Instruction, Multiple Literacies, Creativity
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Smith, Anthony S. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2021
Sport coaches can agree that various levels of practice and play contribute significantly to the overall development of a young athlete. Coaches of young athletes need to also address issues related to strength and conditioning as part of the developmental cycle. Unfortunately, many sport coaches are not well trained in the science related to…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Youth Programs, Athletics, Athletes
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Ben-Eliyahu, Adar; Yoviene Sykes, Laura A.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2021
A survey of 1,860 15-year-olds from across the United States found that mentees' perceived positive regard from caring adults was associated with a range of personal, school, and civic outcomes. A structural equation modeling analysis found that for youth who have a mentor or other caring adults that they feel "gets them," this perceived…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mentors, Adults, Attitudes
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Christensen, Julie H.; Elsborg, Peter; Melby, Paulina S.; Nielsen, Glen; Bentsen, Peter – Youth & Society, 2021
The use of peer-to-peer approaches in health promotion interventions targeting youth seems to be a strategy with great potential. The aim of this study was to synthesize and assess the elements and conditions that contribute to the effectiveness of youth-led physical activity interventions. This was done using a scoping review addressing the…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Intervention, Peer Relationship, Physical Activities
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Morgan, Haydn; Parker, Andrew; Marturano, Naomi – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
The utilisation of non-formal educational methods has long been advocated as a means of supporting marginalised young people. For many in this cohort, the adverse social circumstances that confront them can limit their sense of hope and leave them susceptible to educational under-achievement and/or engagement in anti-social behaviour. Research…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Critical Theory, Athletics
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Schey, Ryan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2021
Previous scholarship on queer youth in small town and rural educational contexts has primarily documented educators' perspectives and experiences of youth victimization. Drawing from a broader, interview-based teacher inquiry project, I extend this research by considering a queer youth's voice and agency. Using queer theorizations of time and…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Theories, Youth, Adolescents
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Tayne, Kelsey; Littrell, Megan K.; Okochi, Christine; Gold, Anne U.; Leckey, Erin – Environmental Education Research, 2021
This article presents a mixed methods investigation of discourse about action on climate change and other socioenvironmental challenges in the context of an informal climate change and film education program. We focused on how action was framed by students, their mentors, and in their co-produced films. Students and films predominantly framed…
Descriptors: Climate, World Problems, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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McManimon, Shannon K. – Journal of Museum Education, 2021
Our museum-based participatory research (PR) project was a collaboration between researchers and educators in an out-of-school time STEM education program for young people that positions STEM as a tool for community social justice. This project drew on literatures on reflective practice in museums and on research-practice partnerships. Yet…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Teaching Centers, Youth Programs, After School Programs
Russell, Christina A., Ed.; Newhouse, Corey, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2021
"Measure, Use, Improve! Data Use in Out-of-School Time" shares the experience and wisdom from a broad cross-section of out-of-school time professionals, ranging from internal evaluators, to funders, to researchers, to policy advocates. Key themes of the volume include building support for learning and evaluation within out-of-school time…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Capacity Building, Evaluators, Educational Quality
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2021
Nutrition insecurity, reflected by poor nutrition, limited physical activity, unsafe food practices, and food insecurity, is a significant national health concern. Poor health disproportionately affects minority and low-income populations. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is the nation's first nutrition education program…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Foods Instruction, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups
Laurenzano, Mary; Reilly, Joseph M.; Ross, Steven M. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2021
Bet on Baltimore is a summer youth development program with a focus on creativity, making, and entrepreneurship created by Dent Education in 2017 and designed for Baltimore City public high school students. The goals are to engage high school students in Baltimore in meaningful work, leadership, and personal development activities and, according…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, Program Evaluation, High School Students
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Faulkner, William N.; Nkwake, Apollo; Wallace, Nancy; Bonifaz, Alejandra – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: Operating in both traditional schools and alternative learning systems (ALS) requires organizations to have a strong understanding of what drives the cultural acceptance of violence and the capacity of the local populace to find peaceful solutions. This paper explores the results from a formative social network analysis (SNA) study on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Nontraditional Education
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