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Toward Positive Youth DevelopmentTransforming Schools and Community Programs$
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Marybeth Shinn and Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327892

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.001.0001

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Altering Patterns of Relationship and Participation: Youth Organizing as a Setting-Level Intervention

Altering Patterns of Relationship and Participation: Youth Organizing as a Setting-Level Intervention

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Toward Positive Youth Development
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Paul W. Speer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0012

Youth-focused community organizing — a process of developing leadership and building power for young people with the goal of creating change — provides a valuable context for understanding setting-level interventions. Collective activity, a focus on issues directly impacting youth, research and analysis of the cause of problems faced, and efforts to exert power to change conditions creating the identified problem, characterize youth organizing. Drawing on the model of a national organizing network, this chapter describes an approach to altering the pattern of relationships among youth within a setting. By altering the specific pattern of connections among youth in various settings, important outcomes are expected to emerge regarding both youth participation and their capacity to affect external environments. Through the use of network analysis, the magnitude and type of setting change can be measured. Examples of youth organizing outcomes and implications for conceptualizing setting-level interventions are provided.

Keywords:   youth organizing, network analysis, setting-level measurement, after school, out-of-school time, churches, youth agencies, youth leadership development

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