This is the place to begin. You can find lessons and resources here about what YPAR is and how your group can get involved.

Setting Ground Rules

Objectives

  • To create a space that allows participants to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, beliefs, and experiences

Introduction to Research

Objectives

  • To get a sense of what participants already know about and how they feel about research
  • To set a basic framework of research

Introduction to Participatory Action Research

Objectives

  • To co­-construct an informal definition of Participatory Action Research
  • To assemble an initial idea of the process your group might follow during your PAR work

Using Research for Change

Objectives

  • To understand how research can help you advocate or make a better argument
  • To see how other groups have used research to make change

Grassroots Change

Objectives

  • To learn about historic success stories of grassroots organizing
  • To draw out lessons that can be applied to your work
  • To craft a mission, vision, and name for your group

Institutional Change

Objectives

  • To build understanding of institutional change
  • To brainstorm actions to reflect institutional change

Community Organizing

Objectives

  • To understand community organizing, the range of actions we can take, and what they can change

Ethics

Objectives

  • To understand the importance of ethics in research

Research Methods Round Robin

Objectives

  • To experience different research methods
  • To understand the pros and cons of different research methods