Chicano-Latino Youth Leadership Institute: An asset-based program for youth

Laura Bloomberg, Anne Ganey, Veronica Alba, Guadalupe Quintero, Linda Alvarez Alcantara

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Objective: To describe the theory of action that links the Chicano-Latino Youth Leadership Institute with positive youth development and to highlight promising practices. Methods:. A logic model provided the basis for data collection through written surveys, focus groups, reflection forms, and analysis of Minnesota Student Survey Results. Results: Primary participant outcomes include increased levels of community service, improved peer relationships, and higher graduation rates than those of Chicano-Latino non-participants. Conclusion: Based on the first 3 years of program evaluation data, this culturally specific youth development model is positively impacting a significant number of participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S45-S54
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2003


  • Hispanic youth
  • Latino youth
  • Positive youth development
  • Youth leadership


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