Positive Youth Development and Participation in an Urban Debate League: Results from Chicago Public Schools, 1997-2007

@article{Anderson2015PositiveYD,
  title={Positive Youth Development and Participation in an Urban Debate League: Results from Chicago Public Schools, 1997-2007},
  author={Susannah Anderson and Briana Mezuk},
  journal={Journal of Negro Education},
  year={2015},
  volume={84},
  pages={362 - 378}
}
Abstract:Research suggests that participation in co-curricular and extracurricular activities improves students’ academic outcomes, but less is known about the mechanisms by which these programs impact students’ educational trajectories. This study examines psychosocial factors linking participation in an urban debate league (UDL) and academic performance in a large prospective study of students in the Chicago Public Schools (N = 12,197) over a nine-year period. School, social, and civic… 

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