New study finds support for YES model of psychological empowerment

A new study tests the theoretical model of psychological empowerment and finds support for the three components described in Zimmerman’s conceptual framework: intrapersonal component, interactional component, and behavioral component. Eisman and colleagues analyzed data from 367 middle school youth aged 11-16 to test the theory. Results indicated that each of the factors for the three […]

Connecting Youth to Policy Makers

Youth cannot vote, but their voices need to be heard. Youth are disproportionately affected by poverty and violence, yet they are largely absent from discussions of policies to address these problems.  In Flint, Michigan, however, one policy maker sought the opinions of his young constituents and then transformed their words into actions. This year, Congressman […]