Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This study explores the essential factors needed in adolescent youth programs, which intend to promote resilience, well being, and meaning making as a part of the healthy development of adolescent girls. The research explores the role of the arts, community building, mentoring, service, and reflection on this development. The context is Side by Side, a summer leadership development program. In a qualitative case study approach, the data is organized primarily from the written and spoken words of seven young women who participated in the program .
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Number of Pages
Nagel, J. Eva, "Meaning Making and Positive Development with Adolescent Girls: Using the Arts, Community, Reflections, and Service" (2003). Educational Studies Dissertations. 65.