First Presenter's Institution

Protect Connect Educate Solutions,

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Session 5 ( Ballroom B)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

In this session, participants will learn the value of Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) as a youth development program model to effectively increase student engagement and build a safe school climate. Recent research on student leadership classes utilizing YPAR as their program model revealed significant evidence that attendance and academic rates each increased when students engaged in YPAR activities. So, what is YPAR? Simply put, “Stop doing the research on the kids and let the kids do the research on themselves!”

Summary

In this session, participants will learn the value of Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) as a youth development program model to effectively increase student engagement and build a safe school climate. Recent research on student leadership classes utilizing YPAR as their program model revealed significant evidence that attendance and academic rates each increased when students engaged in YPAR activities. So, what is YPAR? Simply put, “Stop doing the research on the kids and let the kids do the research on themselves!”

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

John Vandenburgh works with organizations across the country seeking to enhance school climate and student engagement. John has presented his work for the Office of Homeland Security on building Safe Schools, the California Attorney General Gang Prevention Summit, and the Urban Superintendents of America Association on the Future of High School Youth Leadership. He is the Author of the Evidence-Based PLUS Program and the Founder of Direction Survey.

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:30 AM

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Mar 5th, 10:15 AM Mar 5th, 11:30 AM

Do You Know What YPAR Is? You Should—It is Evidence-Based to Increase Student Engagement!

Session 5 ( Ballroom B)

In this session, participants will learn the value of Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) as a youth development program model to effectively increase student engagement and build a safe school climate. Recent research on student leadership classes utilizing YPAR as their program model revealed significant evidence that attendance and academic rates each increased when students engaged in YPAR activities. So, what is YPAR? Simply put, “Stop doing the research on the kids and let the kids do the research on themselves!”