Youth empowerment and high school Gay-Straight Alliances.

@article{Russell2009YouthEA,
  title={Youth empowerment and high school Gay-Straight Alliances.},
  author={Stephen T. Russell and Anna Muraco and Aarti Subramaniam and Carolyn Laub},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={891-903}
}
In the field of positive youth development programs, "empowerment" is used interchangeably with youth activism, leadership, civic participation and self-efficacy. However, few studies have captured what empowerment means to young people in diverse contexts. This article explores how youth define and experience empowerment in youth-led organizations characterized by social justice goals: high school Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs). Through focus group interviews, fifteen youth leaders of GSAs from… CONTINUE READING
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