Enhancing their likelihood for a positive future: focus groups reveal the voice of inner-city youth.

@article{Ginsburg2002EnhancingTL,
  title={Enhancing their likelihood for a positive future: focus groups reveal the voice of inner-city youth.},
  author={Kenneth R. Ginsburg and Penny M Alexander and Jean Hunt and Maisha Sullivan and Avital Cnaan},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 6},
  pages={e95}
}
OBJECTIVE To learn directly from adolescents living in a challenging environment what they believe would most influence their likelihood of achieving a positive future. DESIGN A teen-centered methodology used focus groups, nominal group technique sessions, and a survey to allow adolescents to develop, prioritize, and explain their own solutions. AmeriCorps workers guided in-school 8th-, 9th-, and 12th-graders in north Philadelphia through a 4-stage hierarchical process. This article reports… CONTINUE READING

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