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Chicano-Latino Youth Leadership Institute: An Asset-Based Program for Youth

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Objective: To describe the theory of action that links the Chicano-Latino Youth Leadership Institute with positive youth development and to highlight promising practices. Methods: A logic model provided the basis for data collection through written surveys, focus groups, reflection forms, and analysis of Minnesota Student Survey Results. Results: Primary participant outcomes include increased levels of community service, improved peer relationships, and higher graduation rates than those of Chicano-Latino non-participants. Conclusion: Based on the first 3 years of program evaluation data, this culturally specific youth development model is positively impacting a significant number of participants.

Keywords: Hispanic youth; Latino youth; positive youth development; youth leadership

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Bloomberg Consulting, Mahtomedi, MN. 2: Chicano-Latino Youth Leadership Institute, Region Nine Development Commission, Mankato, MN. 3: Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, MN.

Publication date: 2003-05-01

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