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Title: Urban Youth Lead

Urban Youth Lead
  • Erica Gates
  • Jennifer Skuza, Ph.D.

  • Literature review
  • Whats Up Study in St. Paul
  • Urban Youth Lead what is it?
  • Urban Context
  • What influences our approach
  • Urban Youth Lead curriculum components
  • Evaluation
  • Dialogue about curriculum content

Minnesota Urban 4-H Youth Development
  • Works on behalf of youth living in the
    Minneapolis and St. Paul area, including
    surrounding suburban communities, to measurably
    improve their learning through educational
    programs and applied research

What is Urban Youth Lead?
  • Urban Youth Lead is a leadership development
    program designed to prepare adolescents for the
    worlds of higher education and careers by using
    an innovative youth development approach.

Why Are Nonschool Hours Important?
Youth Discretionary Time
  • Youth spend less than 25 of their waking hours
    in school during the year.
  • On average, the time between when kids get home
    from school and parents come home from work can
    amount to 20-25 hours of free time per week.
  • Source Pittman,K.(2001) The Forum for
    Youth Investment and Department of Education and
    Justice Labor Statistics.

times of increased risk or opportunity
(Carnegie Council,1992)
These Critical Hours Are
Is there a need for adolescent programs?
  • Heavy emphasis of school achievement overshadows
    learning opportunities for adolescents (Pittman,
    Irby, Tolman, Yolalem, Ferber, 2001)
  • Programs often geared toward younger children
  • Lack of programs designed for adolescents
  • Fewer and fewer for children, youth, and
  • Nonformal learning environments play a critical
    role in the acculturation of immigrant
  • (Skuza, 2003 2005)

Whats Up Study in St. Paul
  • Method
  • Written surveys and qualitative semi-structured
  • 410 parents and youth participated
  • St. Paul Findings
  • Youth and parents possess a compelling interest
    in higher education and careers
  • Need for non-sports related activities
  • Need for programs designed for adolescents
  • Unlike other communities, parents and young
    people of St. Paul appear to be more strategic
    about the kinds of activities the young people
    are involved in.
  • However, similar to other communities, both
    parents and young people often lack a vision of
    the possibilities for St. Paul.  

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What is Urban Youth Lead?
  • Leadership development program
  • Awareness, interaction, becoming
  • Higher education and careers

Our Urban Context
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • Largest urban Hmong population in US
  • Largest Somali refugee population in US
  • Latino/a youth are the fastest growing population
  • 66 of school-age students are from low-income
  • Minneapolis has one of the highest literacy rates
  • Programs take place in schools, housing
    complexes, and community centers

Our urban approach is influenced by
  • How youth view leadership
  • Paulo Freire facilitating an educational
    process that enables youth to name and craft
    their worlds.
  • Building awareness, interacting, and becoming
  • Organic program development

How do youth view leadership?
  • Youth see leadership in a group context where
    all participants contribute and each has a share
    of the overall leadership.
  • Source van Linden, J.A. Fertman, C.I
    (1998). Youth leadership A guide to
    understanding leadership development in
    adolescents. San Francisco, CA Jossey-Bass.

Building Awareness
  • Building awareness guides youth through a
    continual process of discovery and exploration
  • Self
  • Community
  • Options and Opportunities

  • In this phase, youth develop and build
    leadership skills through interactions
  • People
  • Community
  • Future

  • So the point is not to become a leader. The
    point is to become yourself, to use yourself
    completely all your skills, gifts, and energies
    in order to make your vision manifest. You
    must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become
    the person you started out to be, and enjoy the
    process of becoming.
  • --Warren Bennis

  • A transformation process whereby youth see
    themselves as leaders
  • Realize a vision for themselves and their
  • Present their learning to others
  • Apply their leadership skills in real situations.

Anderson Open School
  • Youth in Urban Youth Lead chose to raise
    awareness of leadership and their community.
  • Partnered with Phillips Community Television to
    address topic through a documentary video
  • Developed questions related to their topic and
    interviewed students, teachers, and community

  • An educational method that enables youth to be
    the author of their own lives

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Learning Environment Evaluation
  • This survey measures the effectiveness of the
    learning environment in terms of five factors on
    a 6-point scale.
  • Program planning and delivery
  • Intentional learning environment
  • Safe learning environment
  • Membership and inclusion
  • Relationship with adults/ community connections

Youth Leadership Evaluation
  • Adolescents will also describe their personal
    leadership experiences
  • Phenomenological essay method.
  • Data from these essays will give program leaders
    a clear picture of the adolescents leadership
  • These data will also be used to update the Urban
    Youth Lead curriculum and will be used in various
    publications written for those working in the
    fields of youth development and education.

Contact Information
  • Jennifer Skuza, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor and Director
  • Urban 4-H Youth Development
  • University of Minnesota
  • skuza_at_umn.edu
  • Erica Gates
  • Program Coordinator
  • gates015_at_umn.edu
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