Community members are often stakeholders in YPAR projects. This section contains lessons about engaging with families, community leaders, and more.

Who is My Community?

Objectives

  • To define your community
  • To recognize communities that you are and are not a part of

Principles and Practices of Community Partnerships

Objectives

  • To develop a working understanding of principles and practices of community¬†partnerships in YPAR
  • To develop an understanding of the intricacies and complexity of ethics in research

Barriers to Working Together

Objectives

  • To analyze coping strategies used by self and peers
  • To address¬†barriers to working together toward common goals

Seeking Allies

Objectives

  • To determine who will be allies for your project
  • To establish goals and expectations for allies

Speaking to Powerful People

Objectives

  • To practice speaking and negotiating with people in positions of power

Engaging Your School Principal

Objectives

  • To introduce the principal to the research class
  • To begin building an alliance with the principal
  • To develop the principal’s buy-in for youth-led research