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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH UPDATE PRYDE has taken on the role of host of the annual Bronfenbrenner Center Youth Development Research Update. This event brings practitioners from across the state to learn about research relevant to their work. The 2017 Youth Development Research Update, with the theme of Productive Social Media Use, was attended by more than 40 CCE 4-H practitioners and researchers from three universities. PRYDE researchers also presented their work at the 2016 Youth Development Research Update in an interactive poster session. The feedback received from practitioners at this event each year greatly contributes to our ongoing research projects. Stephanie Graf of CCE Jefferson County

PURPOSE IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY CONFERENCE In October 2017 PRYDE co-sponsored a second conference on purpose in life at Washington University in St. Louis, with the theme of Purpose in a Diverse Society. Scholars from across the country addressed topics such as the role of purpose in promoting comfort with diversity and how diversity experiences may help individuals find a direction for life. With speakers from a variety of different fields, this conference connected scholars who approach questions around purpose and diversity from very different perspectives.

Dr. Leoandra Onnie Rogers presenting

MEDIA LITERACY AND CITIZEN DEVELOPMENT AMONG YOUTH AND EMERGING ADULTS CONFERENCE In November 2017 PRYDE hosted a conference on Media Literacy and Citizen Development among Youth and Emerging Adults in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference included multidisciplinary researchers and media developers from across the nation, and focused on youth, communications, misinformation, and media use. In addition to invited talks from leading media, communication, and social and developmental psychological researchers, the conference included discussions and group activities about how to teach youth to become positive stewards of social media and the information exchanged on the web. Monica Bulger (left) in conversation at the conference

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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...