WHO WE ARE

Minnesota Youth Development Research Group has been initiated by Dr. Michael C. Rodriguez from the University of Minnesota in 2010. The purpose of the group is to explore methodological and substantive challenges in youth development, relying on the tenets of the ecology of youth development, positive psychology, and the translation of research to practice.


GROUP MEMBERS
  • Michael Rodriguez, University of Minnesota
  • Okan Bulut, University of Alberta
  • Anthony Albano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Luke Stanke, University of Minnesota
  • Jose Palma, University of Minnesota
  • Kory Vue, University of Minnesota
  • Martin van Boekel, University of Minnesota
  • Yufeng Chang, University of Minnesota
  • Kyle Nickodem, University of Minnesota
  • Yoo Jeong Jang, University of Minnesota
  • Youngsoon Kang, University of Minnesota
  • Stacy Karl, University of Minnesota
  • Julio Cabrera, University of Minnesota
  • Brett Morrow, University of Minnesota
  • Raul Guzman, Carleton College



"Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished."         -- Kofi Annan



"This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease."  -- Robert F. Kennedy



"If we are to reach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with children." 
-- Mahatma Gandhi