Promising Youth Researchers Present Issues Relevant to Rochester Youth

May 16, 2007
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Interfaith Chapel
University of Rochester’s River Campus

Youth co-researchers from East High School will present research on issues relevant to youth in Rochester. The first presentation, “Youth Perceptions of Violence in Rochester: Survey Results and Personal Insights,” will be presented by East High students Darius Spady and David Tindall. The second presentation, “Motivation in Academics and Athletics: How They Are Related,” will be presented by East High students Myia Alston, Quaneisha Holley, and Sierra Rogers.

Part of the WideNet Project, Warner School faculty and students spent the past year, meeting in the evenings and on weekends, to identify issues and problems important to Rochester youth and their communities, and then design and conduct studies to address these issues. In embodying the spirit of the Warner School mission, the team of faculty, graduate students, and youth bridged research and practice through systemic analyses of data around the issues relevant to youths’ lives. To learn more about the WideNet Project, visit www.rochester.edu/Warner/researchprojects/widenet.html.

East High co-researchers will present their findings to the community on Wednesday, May 16, at the Interfaith Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the youth presentations, please contact Nancy Ares at (585) 273-5957 or nancy.ares@rochester.edu.

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