Dimensions, March/April 2010—Young Minds: Reaching Youth Audiences


March/April 2010

According to Positive Youth Development theory, youth programs should promote positive relationships, provide safe environments, build confidence and competence through meaningful work, foster leadership opportunities, and recognize youth for their assets. Science centers incorporate all of these elements into their youth programs, while introducing youth to science careers, developing their science literacy, or giving them tools to address global issues. In this issue, we look at a variety of youth programs, aimed at young people ages 10 to 19.

  • A Journey with CAUSE: Putting Positive Youth Development into Museum Youth Programs, by Angela Wenger and Susan Foutz
  • Finding a Second Family, by Rariety Monford
  • Creating Empowerment at Thinktank, by Nick Winterbotham
  • The Science Career Ladder Dissemination Project, by Preeti Gupta
  • Think Globally, Play Locally: Bringing Social and Global Issues to Teens, by Karen Hager
  • School Science Society: Making Science Relevant to Youth, by Sara Calcagnini
  • Girls’ I.D.ea of Science, by Jennifer Stancil
  • Girls, Science, and Policy, by Jennifer Stancil
  • Girls on the RISE
  • Engaging America’s Youth, by Judy Koke and Lynn D. Dierking
  • ASTC’s Handbook for Youth Programs
  • Building Bridges to Technology: SAASTA’s Techno Youth Program, by Bafedile Kgwadi

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