The National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Journal (NYAR Journal) is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes educational articles on how to reduce harmful risk conditions and promote the well-being of all youth, especially vulnerable youth in schools, families, and communities. The journal is a publication of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University and is sponsored by the National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Conference Savannah.

Individuals are welcome to contact journal editor (nyarjournal@georgiasouthern.edu) with any questions about the submission process or to seek feedback on a submission idea (1-2 paragraphs maximum).

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Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2021)

Editorial Perspective


Welcome from the Editors
Michelle Reidel, Alisa Leckie, and Taylor Norman

Research Articles


Changing Minds: A Pilot Feasibility Study of Mindfulness Training for At-Risk Adolescents
Hanna Culang, Elizabeth R. Davis, Laura Egan, Akeesha Simmons, David R. Vago, Susan Finley, and Tracy Dennis-Tiwary


FranklinCovey Leader in Me Program: The Impact on Quality of Work Life and Perceived Relationship Changes between Administrators and Teachers
Paula J. Tench, Ronny Green, Rudo Tsemunhu, Kathy Nobles, William Truby, and Lantry Brockmeier

Practitioner Reports

Advocates in the Field


Changing Minds at Concord High School
Hanna Culang, Elizabeth R. Davis, Laura Egan, Akeesha Simmons, David R. Vago, Susan L. Finley, and Tracy Dennis

Art by George E. Miller II, title of work,