Past Projects

PrintPROJECT ARRIVE- MENTORING FOR SUCCESS: Large-scale study of a school-based mentoring program for 9th grade students identified as being at high risk for truancy and dropout.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA (BGCA): An evaluation of factors that contribute to positive youth outcomes and to successful implementation of BGCA programs and activities.LINKING COMMUNITY AND FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS TO ADOLESCENT ADJUSTMENT: A research project designed to study the connections between immigrant community/family characteristics and Latino youth behavioral & psychological outcomes


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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: A partnership with the Georgia Department of Education to conduct a statewide evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers




MENTORING TOWARD COLLEGE (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta): An evaluation of an enhanced mentoring program that provides a specialized curriculum with a more structured educational focus for youth, and an intentional role for mentors to empower youth to achieve educational goals.


COOL GIRLS: Evaluating the effectiveness of Cool Girls Inc., a comprehensive youth development program that provides mentoring, tutoring, and life skills training to high risk, urban, preadolescent and early adolescent girls.


TEEN HEALTH PROJECT: We have partnered with a local community organization, the Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW) to evaluate a sexual health program for adolescents designed to prevent teen pregnancy and HIV in Atlanta.

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LOFTY CREW: LOFTY (Looking Out For The Youth)  is one component of the Teen Health Project. LOFTY Crew is a heavily youth-driven leadership council. Our project is a mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) study of how this council contributes to positive youth development and sustained benefits for participants.