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PRYDE inaugural explores the future of youth development research

June 30, 2016

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L-R: Lisa Lauxman, Lawrence Aber, Robert Sellers

The inaugural celebration for the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) featured three eminent speakers in a panel discussion on “The Future of Youth Development Research: Perspectives from Research and Practice.” This panel uniquely reflected the mission of PRYDE in that it brought research perspectives (Dr. Robert Sellers from University of Michigan and Dr. Lawrence Aber from New York University) together with the perspective of policy and practice (Dr. Lisa Lauxman of the Division of Youth and 4-H in the US Department of Agriculture). Significantly, the event was also attended by both Cornell faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators from across New York State, resulting in a rich discussion of the relevance of youth development research and its translation to practice. In keeping with the mission of PRYDE, this event featured innovative research and highlighted the importance of partnering with youth-serving organizations in order to understand and improve the lives of youth.

The full event video, including introductory remarks by College of Human Ecology Associate Dean for Research and Outreach  Rachel Dunifon and PRYDE co-directors Anthony Burrow and Karl Pillemer, can be viewed here:




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