Researchers study how to support the transition to adulthood in Latin America.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Adulthood (Research)
Pub Date: 03/22/2011
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
Accession Number: 266957308
Full Text: 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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