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Identifier: uarc 114; uarc 2002-09
Abstract The National Youthworker Education Project (NYEP) began as an initiative of the University of Minnesota's Center for Youth Development and Research to improve the quality of youth-serving organizations. Based on the conclusions of Project Girl, a study of adolescent girls conducted by Gisela Konopka, the NYEP noted that "young people tended not to perceive the opportunities available in the voluntary youth serving organizations." Beginning in 1975, the NYEP started a wide-ranging educational...
Abstract From 1973 to 1975, the University of Minnesota's Center for Youth Development and Research conducted a study on the "needs, concerns, and aspirations" of adolescent girls. Dr. Gisela Konopka of the University of Minnesota was the project director. Ultimately, nearly one thousand adolescent girls in the United States and Puerto Rico were interviewed. The girls ranged from 12-18 years of age and represented a variety of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groupings. All the interviews were...