Youth Development

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  • Community Garden Storytelling Project of Flint [2000-2004]
    Through an inventory of Flint community gardens and beautification projects, a neighborhood survey, case studies, storytelling, and photography, this project explored and documented the effects of community gardens on neighbor social relationships, neighborhood pride, beautification, neighborhood crime prevention, exercise and fruit and vegetable consumption.
  • Fathers and Sons [1998-2004; 2004-2009; 2010-2015]
    Fathers and Sons is a curriculum-based program that aims to strengthen the bonds between fathers and sons, especially those who do not live in the same home, and promote positive health behaviors. Fathers and Sons was recognized by the CDC as a promising intervention for prevention of violence, substance abuse, and early sexual initiation.
  • Flint Adolescent Study [1994-1999; 2000-2005; 2007-2012]
    The Flint Adolescent Study is a longitudinal study which began in 1994. The survey examines risk and protective factors associated with a variety of outcomes, including violence and substance use, in a predominantly African American sample of young adults.
  • Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center [2010-2015]
    The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center is a community-university collaborative effort to reduce youth violence through six interventions in a defined area of Flint. Partners include the Genesee County Health Department, Flint Police Department, and many community-based and health service organizations.
  • Motherly Intercession: Strengthening Incarcerated Families [2009-2012]
    Strengthening Incarcerated Families is a collaborative project with community-based organization Motherly Intercession, Inc. that includes two interventions designed to promote social-emotional support for children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers.
  • Protecting Youth from Harm [2011-2015]
    A preliminary survey exploring hope, purpose, and meaning as promotive factors against youth violence.
  • YES: Youth Empowerment Solutions [2004-2009, 2010-2015]
    YES is an evidence-based program that empowers youth to change their physical and social community through a curriculum that emphasizes positive youth development, adult mentoring, and hands-on community projects that the youth design.