Trisha Swed, Ph.D. is a 2023 graduate of the PHD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
Trisha Swed at her Dissertation Defense.
From L-R: Dr. Donna Ladkin, Committee Chair, Dr. Max Klau, Committee Member, Dr. Philomena Essed, Committee Member.
- Donna Ladkin, Ph.D., Committee Chair
- Philomena Essed, Ph.D., Committee Member
- Max Klau, Ph.D., Committee Member
youth leadership, leadership, leadership development, Black leadership, youth participatory action leadership, experiential learning, critical youth participatory action research, community programs, community development, community engagement, youth development
This study is aimed at understanding how youth leadership development programs can be more inclusive and promote a broader range of leadership values, qualities, and behaviors by focusing on young people who have been disaffected by leadership development programs. The study design was intended to provide a creative space for youth to engage in meaningful conversations about their evolving concepts and expectations of leadership. Using critical youth participatory action research to engage a group of youth, cohort members co-created a new youth leadership development program while addressing their identified challenges and needs. Findings from this study highlight the importance of adults in youth programs and provide insights toward an ecosystem approach to youth leadership development. Practitioners, funders, and community leaders can create more inclusive and meaningful youth development opportunities and programs by understanding the youth program’s ecosystem. This dissertation is available in open access at AURA (https://aura.antioch.edu/) and OhioLINK ETD Center (https://etd.ohiolink.edu).
Swed, T. (2023). Towards an Ecosystem of Youth Leadership Development. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/934
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