Mobilizing Communities for Positive Youth Development

Lessons Learned from Neighborhood Groups and Community Coalitions

Published in: Mobilizing Adults for Positive Youth Development: Strategies for Closing the Gap Between Beliefs and Behaviors / Edited by E. Gil Clary, Jean E. Rhodes (New York, New York: Springer, 2006), Chapter 8, p. 137-157

by Pamela Imm, Renie Kehres, Abraham Wandersman, Matthew Chinman

This chapter highlights the research from neighborhood and community groups that suggest effective strategies and structures for mobilizing adults to promote positive youth development. It describes the processes and activities of a community coalition, the Onondaga County Prevention Partners for Youth Development (PPYD) in Syracuse, New York.

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