47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Friday, April 21 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
FR3.30.07 Youth Participatory Action Research on the West Boulevard Corridor

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This study centers on learning from practice, as we develop a youth planning and organizing group with focus on healthy community building. The study area is the West Boulevard Corridor, an inner city area in Charlotte North Carolina, predominately made up of low-income minorities. This project uses youth participatory action research (YPAR) to form a youth coalition as an intervention to local issues. YPAR methods will inform the implementation of an intervention that fosters a youth group, with an emphasis on partnership and empowerment rather than service provision. The actions taken in this research will create an opportunity to learn from praxis, while giving youth the opportunity to become advocates for their community. This study is unique in that it merges planning and health with a specific emphasis on youth empowerment and leadership, while also contributing to a larger conversation about youth and participatory planning.

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Jamese Pinkston

Research Assistant, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Mirage (2nd Floor--foyer area)