Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/297661
Title:
Hope Helps: Effective Programming for At-Risk Youth
Author:
Koestner, Danica Keiko
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this paper I explore the construct of "hope" and how it shapes programming for at-risk youth. I review different literature and narratives that outline the importance of hope as well as the success of hope. Hope is essential for programming in non-profits working with this demographic (and for most at risk populations), and I expect it to be fostered through mentors, opportunities and self-esteem. To assess these ideas, I survey local non-profits that help at-risk youth in Tucson. I first assess their organization through their website alone, then conduct a survey on a very small sample to get a more in-depth picture of whether and how hope shapes their programming efforts. Throughout the paper it is evident that hope is imperative. Many nonprofits do indeed include some aspect of hope in their programming which is linked to their levels of success.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Sociology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Fernández, Celestino

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dc.titleHope Helps: Effective Programming for At-Risk Youthen_US
dc.creatorKoestner, Danica Keikoen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoestner, Danica Keikoen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I explore the construct of "hope" and how it shapes programming for at-risk youth. I review different literature and narratives that outline the importance of hope as well as the success of hope. Hope is essential for programming in non-profits working with this demographic (and for most at risk populations), and I expect it to be fostered through mentors, opportunities and self-esteem. To assess these ideas, I survey local non-profits that help at-risk youth in Tucson. I first assess their organization through their website alone, then conduct a survey on a very small sample to get a more in-depth picture of whether and how hope shapes their programming efforts. Throughout the paper it is evident that hope is imperative. Many nonprofits do indeed include some aspect of hope in their programming which is linked to their levels of success.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFernández, Celestino-
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