• To provide a cultural relevant Annual Youth Leadership Conference and Community Mentorship Program for at-risk multicultural youth and their parents from low-resource NYC communities.
  • Promote enhanced communication and support between youth and parents and community at large for positive youth development.
  • Create a community pipeline between NYU and at-risk youth and their communities.
  • Partnership with NYU Silver School of Social Work (James Jaccard, PhD & Michael Lindsey, PhD) to develop a research initiative for positive youth development – encompassing all areas of well-being to support a culture of health, that sponsors youth and community empowerment, for national implementation in urban communities.

Our Research Objectives

Prevention Science for Positive Youth Development

  • Cognitive
  • Social
  • Moral
  • Emotional
  • Physical

Developmental Pathways

  • Confidence
  • Competence
  • Connection
  • Character
  • Caring
  • Contribution
Major Tasks

  • Participants’ Participation
  • Collecting Baseline Data
  • Collecting Post-Event Data

Cultural Relevant Material

  • Relatable for Participants
  • Parenting/enhanced communication between parents and youth

Monitoring Use of Material Learned

  • Activities Between Conferences
  • Follow-up
  • Cost effectiveness of model