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Youth Empowerment: The Contributions and Challenges of Youth-Led Research in a High-Poverty, Urban Community

Author(s): 
Yolanda Anyon with Sandra Naughton
Publication Date: 
February, 2003
Description: 

This issue brief addresses the benefits and challenges of sponsoring a youth-led research project, specifically Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning (a participant-led research program intended to make young people’s voices heard) in a school where students and their friends, families, and teachers confront daily difficulties posed by poverty and its attendant ills. It finds that a youth-empowerment framework has particular value in this context, but poses unique challenges to program design.

Suggested citation: 

Anyon, Y., and Naughton, S. (2003). Youth Empowerment: The Contributions and Challenges of Youth-Led Research in a High-Poverty, Urban Community. Stanford, CA: John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.

Location: 
Bay Area
Policy area: 
College, Career, and Civic Readiness