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2012 Conference Proceedings

Let’s Make it Happen: Improving the Lives of Youth in Low-Income Families

Let’s Make it Happen: Improving the Lives of Youth in Low-Income Families by  Takacs, Trista A.; Kristjansson, Elizabeth; Andrew, Caroline; & Runnels, Vivien E.

Let’s Make it Happen: Improving the Lives of Youth in Low-Income Families

Takacs, Trista A.; Kristjansson, Elizabeth; Andrew, Caroline; & Runnels, Vivien E.
University of Ottawa

This qualitative evaluation of the “Youth Futures” program from 2011 found that participants reported fostering new friendships with co-workers and were pleased with their job placements for their paid employment. Participants reported that the post-secondary experience gave them an opportunity to feel connected to other students on campus, and more confident in pursuing a university program of their choice (e.g., social sciences). Several improvements for the “Youth Futures” program were suggested including rotating job placements and more flexibility in the leadership training schedule. Overall this program shows enormous promise in making a difference in the lives of low-income youth.


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Takacs, Trista A.; Kristjansson, Elizabeth; Andrew, Caroline; & Runnels, Vivien E.

Takacs, Trista A.; Kristjansson, Elizabeth; Andrew, Caroline; & Runnels, Vivien E.

University of Ottawa


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