What is YPAR?
YPAR is an innovative approach to positive youth and community development in which young people are trained to conduct systematic research to improve their lives, their communities, and the institutions intended to serve them. YPAR is a cyclical process of learning and action – research is done not just for the sake of it but to inform solutions to problems that young people themselves care about. YPAR can be useful for any young people wanting to make a difference, and is an especially powerful approach for young people who are experiencing marginalization due to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism, or other forms of oppression.
What is YPAR Hub?
– A collective hub where partners, facilitators, and youth can share resources and findings, learn from each other, and create connections to have a bigger impact on policies and practices that affect youth.
– A curriculum hub that contains lessons from different YPAR curriculum delivered in an intuitive, interactive format.
– A research hub where researchers can share studies of YPAR practice and impact to reduce the gap between research and practice.