Researchers study how to support the transition to adulthood in Latin America.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Publication:||Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069|
|Issue:||Date: Spring, 2011 Source Volume: 39 Source Issue: 1|
|Topic:||Event Code: 310 Science & research|
|Geographic:||Geographic Code: 0LATI Latin America|
Key features of community programs to help marginalized youth and
young adults successfully transition to adulthood include mentoring and
opportunities for work and leadership roles, according to a Cornell
study in Latin America. The 18 -month "action research"
project, Opening Pathways: Youth in Latin America (Abriendo Caminos:
Jovenes en America Latina), engaged four organizations in Argentina,
Mexico, and Colombia in a process to improve understanding of how
community programs can make their community a better place for youth and
young adults. The project, led by Stephen Hamilton, professor of human
development; Mary Agnes Hamilton, director of the Cornell Youth in
Society Program; and Davydd Greenwood, the Goldwin Smith Professor of
Anthropology, was supported by the Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland.
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