Latino Youth Development
From the Ground Up: Building Foundations for Engaging Underserved Populations and Places
A collaboration between UC ANR 4-H Youth Development Program and UC Davis Center for Regional Change seeks to identify guiding principles for recruiting, engaging and sustaining the participation of Latino youth and families in youth programs.
A multi-site qualitative study is underway in Merced, Riverside and Santa Clara counties to address the following research questions:
- What are the effective practices in reaching, engaging and sustaining the participation of Latino youth in youth organizations?
- How can the 4-H YDP best contribute its resources to underserved young people’s development from the vantage point of diverse youth and their adult allies?
- Are there variations in these barriers and interests across individual localities and/or rural and urban contexts?