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Natalie Bazarova (left) and Elaine Wethington in the Social Media Lab

• Planned the Second Annual

PRYDE-Themed Conference: Media Literacy and Citizen Development among Youth and Emerging Adults on November 9th, 10th, and 11th in Ann Arbor, MI. Designed an educational intervention that promotes productive social media use in 4-H youth programs across New York State.

IMPACTS We aim to incorporate the current work on productive social media use into the contexts in which youth live by providing spaces for practitioners and researchers to discuss the productive use of social media by youth and designing programs in partnership with youth development practitioners that engage youth in productive

social media use. By engaging with researchers, practitioners, and the youth themselves, we have made significant progress towards uncovering how social media can be leveraged to promote positive youth development in 4-H programs across the state.

“I plan to use programs that Elaine suggested with my teen group and perhaps for after school and a conference we are presenting at.” Practitioner attendee Youth Development Research Update

Project PIs: Elaine Wethington, Ph.D. Natalie Bazarova, Ph.D. Project Team: Dominic DiFranzo, Ph.D., Saige Connor, Vanessa Chicas, Jessie Taft

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PRYDE Fall 2017 Progress Report  

The Program for Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) has made significant impacts since the program began in spring 2016. In our first p...

PRYDE Fall 2017 Progress Report  

The Program for Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) has made significant impacts since the program began in spring 2016. In our first p...