Action Research with Youth United for Change

Dates: 2000 - 2001

YUC is a group of Philadelphia students organizing to change their high schools. RFA was asked to interview the students and adults with whom YUC worked closely and to create a summary of different perspectives on YUC so that YUC could use this information as it continued its work and planned for the future. RFA also provided YUC with technical assistance around research skills and assisted the students in writing research papers required for graduation. From this work, the researcher developed a Guide to facilitating action research for youth, which was created to aid youth activists and youth development organizations that are using research as a tool to engage youth in school reform and develop their leadership and literacy skills.