Deeqdii 2022 ee Hay’adda AmeriCorps YPAR

Guji calaamadaha shuraakada bulshada si aad u hesho macluumaad dheeraad ah!

Warbixintaan waxa uu ku salaysan yahay shaqada uu taageerayo Xafiiska Cilmi-baadhista iyo Qiimaynta ee AmeriCorps ee hoos timaada Deeqaha No. 22REAMN001 iyada oo loo marayo tartanka deeqda cilmi-baarista Adeegga Qaranka iyo Ka-qaybgalka Madaniga ah. Fikradaha ama fikradaha lagu sheegay dukumeentigan waa kuwa qorayaasha mana aha inay ka tarjumayaan jagada rasmiga ah, ama jagada ay taageerto, AmeriCorps.

Dulmarka Deeqaha

Oktoobar 2022, Kollejka Carleton, iyadoo la kaashanaysa shan degmo dugsiyeed oo ku yaal Minnesota iyo YouUthROC oo ah koox cilmi baaris ka qaybqaadasho ah ee dhalinyarada (YPAR) ee Waqooyiga Minneapolis, waxay deeq ka heshay Xafiiska AmeriCorps ee Cilmi-baarista iyo Qiimaynta ee mashruuc cinwaankiisu yahay “Isticmaalka fikradaha YPAR si loo beddelo siyaasadaha iyo dhaqamada dugsiga.” Mashruucan cusub wuxuu dhisayaa habka cilmi baarista ka qaybqaadashada dhalinyarada (YPAR) iyo shabakadaha lagu sameeyay deeqda Wadahadalka Bulshada ee 2018 ee Kollejka Carleton.

Dib u eegista habaysan ee YPAR ee Maraykanka waxay sii wadaan inay xoogga saaraan doorka, wakaalada, iyo wacyiga dhalinyarada halkii ay ka ahaan lahaayeen isbedelo nidaamsan oo ka dhalan kara qaadashada natiijooyinka cilmi-baaristooda (Anyon et al, 2018). Iyadoo ka qaybqaadashada YPAR ay u saamaxdo dhallinyaradu inay isu arkaan inay yihiin jilayaal madani ah oo karti leh, YPAR kaligeed ma xidho farqiga u dhexeeya natiijooyinka iyo talooyinka cilmi-baadhista ay dhallinyaradu hoggaamiso iyo isbeddellada dhabta ah ee siyaasadaha iyo hab-dhaqannada dugsiga taasoo u horseedi doonta waxbarasho la taaban karo oo badan. dhammaan ardayda. Su’aasha cilmi-baarista ee ugu weyn, oo ku habboon AmeriCorps ‘aagga mudnaanta maalgelinta saddexaad, “Bulshooyinka: Fahamka kaabayaasha bulshada iyo sida ay u xoojiyaan bulshooyinka,” waxay weydiinaysaa sida dhalinyarada iyo dadka waaweyn ee taageera ay u riixi karaan isbeddellada dugsiyadooda, degmooyinka, iyo bulshada iyaga oo isku xiraya fikradaha laga bilaabo cilmi baarista dhalinyarada ilaa horumarinta xirfadeed ee barayaasha iyo in la helo matalaad dhalinyaro ee qaab dhismeedka go’aan qaadashada (tusaale ahaan guddiyada shaqaaleysiinta macalimiinta).

Qorshuhu waa in lagu faafiyo natiijooyinka lixda jaaliyadeed ee wada-hawlgalayaasha ah (Dugsiyada Brooklyn Center, Dugsiyada Guud ee Faribault, Dugsiyada Guud ee Rochester, Degmada Dugsiyada ee St. Anthony/New Brighton, Dugsiyada Guud ee St. Louis Park, iyo YouUthROC/Jaamacada Minnesota) iyada oo loo marayo shirarka joogtada ah ee dadka waaweyn iyo dhalinyarada ee goob kasta; ka qaybgalka shirwaynaha dhaqdhaqaaqa dhalinyarada ee May 2023 YPAR/dhalinyarada iyo dhamaadka sanadka deeqda ururinta ee Kollejka Carleton bisha Juun 2023; iyo bogga internetka ee la balaariyay ee bogga Carleton PAR. 

Brooklyn Center Community Schools

Kala xiriir: Renee Starr, Ryan Oto, Amina Smaller

Brooklyn Center waa xaafad ku taal degmada Hennepin, MN, oo leh dad ku dhow 60% dadka midabka leh ee laga tiro badan yahay. Degmadan dugsi waxa ay diiwaangelisaa ku dhawaad 2,200 arday iyada oo 85% ardaydeeda loo aqoonsaday inay yihiin arday midabyo kala duwan leh, 17% ardayda u qalma adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah, 71% waxay u qalmaan cunto bilaash ah/la dhimay, iyo 17% ayaa loo aqoonsaday inay yihiin Bartayaasha Luuqadda Ingiriisiga.

BCYPAR
Isha sawirka: @bcyparbaddies ee barta Instagram

Barnaamijka YPAR ee Xarunta Brooklyn Center waxa uu ku jiraa sannadkii saddexaad, iyada oo taageero dhaqaale lagu siinayo mushaharka cilmi-baarayaasha dhallinyarada ee waaxda dugsiyada bulshada ee degmada. Barnaamijka waxaa hogaaminaya Aamina Smaller, oo ah khabiir khibrad u leh cilmi-baare iyo fududeeye dhalinyarada iyo la-aasaasaha YouUthROC, iyada oo ujeedadu tahay in la daboolo himilada degmada iyo aragtida ah in ay noqoto degmo dugsiyeed cadaalad ku salaysan iyada oo loo marayo hogaaminta iyo xoojinta dhalinyarada. Mashaariicdii hore waxay horseedeen isbeddelo habaysan oo ku yimi dhaqanka dugsigeena, oo ay ku jiraan abuurista goob shucuureed ku salaysan oo dhalinyaradu hagayso (oo ay taageerto deeq ku dhow $10,000), horumarinta xirfadeed ee dhalinyaradu hogaamiso ee ku saabsan wanaaga dhalinyarada, iyo ka mid noqoshada dhalinyarada ku saabsan shaqaaleysiinta guddiyada boos kasta oo macalinimo ee dugsiga sare. Mashruucii ugu dambeeyay ee YPAR waxa uu diirada saaray baahida loo qabo cadaalad soo celinta dugsiyadeena, hogaamiyayaasha dhalinyaradu waxa ay hada wadahadalo kula jiraan maamulayaasha degmada si ay u abuuraan siyaasado loogu talagalay dadka waaweyn in lagu tababaro cadaalada soo celinta iyo sidoo kale in la sameeyo gudiga anshaxa dhalinyarada si ay u matalaan codadka dhalinyarada. iyo aragtida nidaamka edbinta ee dugsiga.

Deeqdani waxay u ogolaan doontaa in diiradayada aan u jeedsanno waaritaanka barnaamijka YPAR. Anaga oo ka duulayna fikradda “ganacsiga dhalinyarada” (Gillen, 2019), waxaan aaminsanahay in sii jiritaanku yimaado marka aan dhalinyarada ku bixinno aqoontooda iyo shaqadooda. Sidan oo kale, lacagaha ayaa loo isticmaali doonaa si loo xaqiijiyo mushaharka cadaalada ah ee cilmi-baarayaasha dhalinyarada, hogaamiyayaasha, iyo “da’yarta u dhow” (dhallinyarada ka baxsan dugsiga sare laakiin ka yar da’da 25) kuwaas oo u shaqeeya shabakad ahaan si loo xoojiyo loona sii wado dhalinyaradeena hindisayaasha xuddun u ah. Tani waxay iyaduna xoojinaysaa himilada, aragtida, iyo qiyamka degmada sida dugsi bulsho si ay ugu dhaqmaan hoggaaminta la wadaago iyo xoojinta dhalinyarada siyaabo waara oo saamayn leh.

Faribault Public Schools

Kala xiriir: Stacy Fox, Nora Schultz

Dugsiyada Dadweynaha ee Faribault waxay ka mid ahaayeen la-hawlgalayaasha deeqda AmeriCorps 2018. Deeqdu waxay taageertay kooxaha YPAR muddo saddex sano ah oo ay ku jireen dugsiga sare iyo sannadkii hore, lacagta deeqda waxay taageertay kooxda YPAR ee Dugsiga Dhexe. Kooxdan ayaa ka koobnayd 8 arday, waxaana kooxda isku hawlay laba dhalinyaro ah oo ka mid ahaa kooxdii ugu horaysay ee dugsiga sare ee YPAR (Damaris Garcia iyo Nimca Harun). Ardeyda dugsiga dhexe waxay la shaqeeyeen isku-fududeeyayaashan si ay u horumariyaan sahan ku saabsan facooda amniga dugsiga; waxa ay ka qayb galeen aqoon iswaydaarsi ay fududaysay YOUthROC halkaas oo ay ku kordhiyeen aqoontooda ku saabsan YPAR oo ay kula kulmeen cilmi-baarayaal dhalinyaro ah oo ka socday dugsiyo kale; waxayna natiijadoodii u soo bandhigeen shaqaalaha dugsiga bishii Maajo 2022.

Dugsiga Dhexe ee Faribault wuxuu ku yaalaa Degmada Rice, MN, wuxuuna diwaangeliyaa ku dhawaad 730 arday iyadoo 41% ardaydan loo aqoonsaday inay yihiin caddaan, 31% Hisbaanik/Laatiino, iyo 22% sida Madow/Afrika Ameerikaan. 18% ardaydu waa Ingiriisi barta. 65% ardayda ayaa u qalma cunto bilaash ah/qiimihii la dhimay iyo 15% ardaydu waxay u qalmaan adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah.

Deeqdan cusub ee AmeriCorps waxay taageeri doontaa sanad kale oo kooxda YPAR ah oo ay ka shaqeeyaan dugsiga dhexe iyada oo la siinayo gunnooyinka la-fududeeyayaasha iyo ardayda. Waxaan sidoo kale ku faraxsanahay inaan ku xidhno cilmi-baarayaasha dhalinyarada iyo shaqaalaha taageerada dadka waaweyn iyo kooxaha YPAR ee gobolka oo dhan kuwaas oo sidoo kale la-hawlgalayaasha deeqdan. Waxaan rajeyneynaa inaan la shaqeyno kooxda YPAR ee dugsigeena si aan ugu soo bandhigno natiijooyinkooda golaha sinnaanta goobta iyo sidoo kale maamulayaasha degmada sida ugu habboon.

Middle School YPAR Presentation
Middle School YPAR Presentation
Middle School YPAR Presentation

Kooxda YPAR ee Dugsiga Dhexe Faribault oo soo bandhigaya hawshooda Maajo 2022

Rochester Public Schools

Kala xiriir: Natalia Benjamin, Heather Willman

Rochester waa magaalo ku taal koonfurta Minnesota oo ay ku nool yihiin dad caddaan ah oo u badan. Degmada Rochester Public School waxay diiwaangelisaa ku dhawaad 17,600 arday iyadoo 45% ardaydooda loo aqoonsaday inay yihiin arday midab leh; 18% sida loogu qalmo adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah, 36% waa kuwa u qalma cunto bilaash ah/la dhimay, iyo 10% sida Bartayaasha Luuqadda Ingiriisiga.

Dugsiyada Dadweynaha ee Rochester, dugsi kasta oo sare wuxuu bixiyaa fasalka barashada qowmiyadaha. Iyada oo qayb ka ah manhajka, ardaydu waxay heli doonaan fursad ay kaga qayb qaataan Cilmi-baadhista Waxqabadka Ka-qaybgalka Dhallinyarada (YPAR) si loo ogaado hantida bulshada iyo baahiyaha. Ardeydu waxay aqoonsan doonaan oo baadhi doonaan arrimaha, naqshadayn doona qalab ay ku ururiyaan talooyinka bulshada iyo daneeyayaasha, oo ay soo jeediyaan xalal ku qotoma jawaab-celinta bulshada. Habkan, ardaydu waxay ku hawlan yihiin cilmi-baadhis la taaban karo oo waxay noqon doonaan wakiillada isbeddelka bulshooyinkooda. Horey u socoshada, degmadu waxay ka faa’iidaysan doontaa aqoonta ay ka heshay mashaariicdan si ay ardayda uga qaybgeliso inay qayb ka noqdaan kooxaha xallinta arrimaha. Intaa waxaa dheer, degmadu waxay la kaashan doontaa ardayda si loo abuuro horumar xirfadeed oo macno leh macalimiinta heerka degmada si ay u faafiyaan waxbarashada YPAR meelaha kale sida xiisadaha cilmiga bulshada, sayniska deegaanka, iwm.

Group Collaboration

In ardaydu qabtaan shaqadan waxay ka caawin doontaa degmada inay xoojiso codadka ardayda iyo doorashada ardayga si ay u abuurto goobo waxbarasho oo sugan. Hirgelinta YPAR ee meelahan waxay taageertaa qorshaha istiraatijiyadeed ee Dugsiyada Dadweynaha ee Rochester iyada oo udub dhexaad u ah waayo-aragnimada ardayga ee dugsiyadeena. Mashruucani waxa uu si toos ah ugu xidhaa qaybta barida iyo barshada ee qorshaha, kaas oo diirada saaraya kordhinta awooda si loo siiyo arday kasta waxbarasho dhaqan ahaan jawaab u ah oo sii qoto dheeraysa waxbarashada ardayga. Tani waxay sidoo kale kordhinaysaa u diyaargarowga dugsiga sare iyo shaqada ee dhammaan ardayda marka ay ku hawlan yihiin shaqo heer sare ah iyada oo loo marayo YPAR. Maalgelinta deeqda waxaa loo isticmaali doonaa gunnooyinka dhalinyarada iyo macalimiinta ku lugta leh shaqadan. 

St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools

Kala xiriir: Alison Criss, Amy Stenson Kujawski

Degmada St. Anthony-New Brighton (SANB) waxay u adeegtaa Magaalada St. Anthony Village iyo qayb ka mid ah New Brighton, oo ku taal Waqooyi Bari Minneapolis. Degmadu waxay diwaangelisaa ku dhawaad 1,800 arday iyadoo 38% ardaydooda loo aqoonsaday inay yihiin arday midabyo kala duwan leh, 10% ardaydooda ayaa u qalma adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah, 17% waxay u qalmaan cunto bilaash ah ama la dhimay, 8% ardaydooduna waa Ingiriis Bartayaasha Luuqadaha.

YPAR Students
YPAR Students

St. Anthony-New Brighton, doorka hogaaminta ardaydu udub dhexaad u tahay iyo cilmi baadhista beesha waxa ay ahayd mid si adag u wada manhajka. Kooxda Hogaanka Kala Duwanaanshaha Ardayga ee dugsigeena dhexe (SDLG) aad bay ugu faraxsanaayeen inay la shuraakoobaan YouUthROC gu’gan, iyagoo ka qayb qaadanaya sidii kooxda ugu da’da yar tababarkooda YPAR. Iyaga oo lagu dhiirigelinayo shaqada dhalinyarada kale ee u dhaqdhaqaaqa agagaarka Magaalooyinka Twin, ardaydeenu waxay isticmaaleen hababka PAR si ay u baaraan arimaha jinsiyada iyo cunsuriyadda ee dugsiga, gaar ahaan tixgelinta waaya-aragnimada ardayda midabka leh ee meel cad oo dhaqan ah. Kooxdayadu waxay soo bandhigtay natiijooyinkooda cilmi-baarista maamulka, ardayduna waxay rajeynayaan inay sii wadaan shaqadan sanadka soo socda fasalka 9aad. Maamulkayagu waxa uu xogtan u isticmaalayaa si uu ugu sheego horumarka xirfadeed ee sanadka soo socda iyo nidaamka la xisaabtanka ardayda. Mid ka mid ah yoolalkayada cusub ee degmada waa in lagu daro cilmi baarista dhalinyarada iyo hogaaminta bulshada sidii waayo-aragnimada aasaasiga ah ee ardaydayada dugsiga dhexe iyo sare. Dugsiga sare waxa uu tijaabinayaa fasalka doorashada YPAR isaga oo la kaashanaya Jaamacadda Minnesota, dhammaan ardayda fasalka 8aad waxa ay qaadan doonaan koorso siminaar ah oo ku daraya hababka YPAR oo ay weheliso mashruuc cilmi baadhiseed oo socon doona muddo sannad ah kaas oo kobcinaya iskaashiga, fikirka muhiimka ah, iyo samaynta isbeddelka. Fikrad ahaan, cilmi-baarista ardaydu waxay saameyn doontaa horumarinta xirfadeed iyo shaqaalaha iyo barashada bulshada iyo sidoo kale dhaqamada iyo siyaasadaha dugsiga iyo degmada. Deeqdani waxay sii wadi doontaa iskaashiga muhiimka ah ee naga dhexeeya YouUthROC waxayna naga caawin doontaa kobcinta iskaashiga bulshada cusub.

St. Louis Park Public Schools

Kala xiriir: Silvy Lafayette

St. Louis Park waa xaafad ku taal degmada Hennepin, MN oo ay ku nool yihiin 80% dad caddaan ah. Degmo dugsiyeedka waxa ay diiwaangelisaa ku dhawaad 4,600 arday iyada oo 47% ardaydooda loo aqoonsaday inay yihiin arday midabyo kala duwan leh, 15% waxay u baahan yihiin adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah, 27% waxay u qalmaan cunto bilaash ah/la dhimay, iyo 8% sida Bartayaasha Luuqada Ingiriisiga.

St. Louis Park YDA 2020 and 2021
Falanqeeyayaasha Xogta Dhallinyarada ee St. Louis Park 2020 iyo 2021
St. Louis Park YDA 2022
Falanqeeyayaasha Xogta Dhallinyarada ee St. Louis Park 2022

Xagaagii 2020, Dugsiyada Dadweynaha ee St. Louis Park (SLP) waxay bilaabeen barnaamijka layliga xagaaga ee Falanqeeyaha Xogta Dhallinyarada (YDA) ee Waaxda Qiimaynta, Cilmi-baadhista iyo Qiimaynta si loo xudeeyo codadka ardayda habka horumarinta joogtada ah. Interns YDA waa ardayda SLP kuwaas oo la siiyo gunno si ay u bartaan xogta degmada, cilmi baarista tacliinta, iyo khibradooda nololeed. Falanqaynta xogtan ka dib, waxay abuuraan mashruuc cilmi baadhiseed oo ay dhalinyaradu hogaamiso, iyagoo ka duulaya natiijooyinkooda, waxay soo saaraan talooyinka dhammaan E-12 ee nidaamkayaga. YDA waxay soo bandhigtaa natiijooyinkooda ku dhawaad 150 barayaasha kuwaas oo ka kooban kooxaha hogaaminta ee degmada SLP Agoosto kasta. Talooyinkoodu waxay caawiyaan dugsiyada SLP inay abuuraan yoolal sanadle ah waxayna sidoo kale door muhiim ah ka ciyaareen qorshaynta istaraatiijiyadeed ee degmada. 2020, degmadu waxay abuurtay 5-sano qorshe isbeddelka sinnaanta jinsiyadeed. Mudnaanta muhiimka ah ee qorshahayaga istaraatiijiyadeed waa in aan wax ka qabanno talooyinka YDA laga bilaabo 2020 iyo 2021.

2020, mashruuca cilmi-baarista kooxda YDA ayaa weydiiyay:

Sideen u heli karnaa arday badan oo midab leh koorsooyinka sharafta, AP, IB, iyo GT? Waa maxay sababta ardayda midabka leh aysan hore ugu jirin fasaladan sare? 2021, interns YDA ayaa waydiiyay: Sidee buu nidaamka edbinta SLP u saameeyaa ardayda? Waa maxay waayo-aragnimada ardaydu? Doorkee ayay shaqaaluhu ka ciyaaraan

Natiijadii shaqada YDA awgeed, isbeddellada soo socda ayaa horay loogu sameeyay nidaamkayaga: 

Ilaa hadda, barnaamijka YDA waxa uu shaqaaleysiiyay 22 SLP interns. Maalgelinta barnaamijka waxaa bixiyay la-hawlgalayaasha bulshada, Waaxda SLP ee Kulliyada iyo Diyaargarowga Shaqada, iyo Waaxda Waxbarashada Beesha. Sannadkan, waxaan la shaqeyneynaa Dr. Abigail Rombalski (YouthROC) iyo laba Aqoonyahan McNair oo ka socda Jaamacadda Minnesota. Tababarayaasha YDA ayaa lagu martiqaaday inay u soo bandhigaan shirarka maxaliga ah iyo kuwa qaranka hogaamiyayaasha dugsiyada waxaana loo arkaa inay yihiin hogaamiyayaasha nidaamkayaga. Inta badan waxaa lagu martiqaadaa inay ka mid noqdaan kooxaha hogaaminta mashaariicda kala duwan ee degmada oo dhan. Deeq-lacageedka AmeriCorps waxa loo isticmaali doonaa in lagu maalgeliyo interns-ka YDA iyo shaqada degmadeena si loo bedelo siyaasadaheeda iyo dhaqamadeeda iyadoo lagu salaynayo talooyinkooda. 

YoUthROC, University of Minnesota

Kala xiriir: Abby Rombalski

YoUth ROC
Xubnaha Xarunta Ka-qaybgalka ee RJJ ee Cilmi-baarista Magaalada (UROC) (sawirka @youthroc.umn ee Instagram)

2017, Abby Rombalski iyo laba macalin oo maxali ah (ay ku jirto Alison Criss, oo hadda dhigta St. Anthony Middle School) waxay ka soo qayb galeen Machadka Cilmi-baarista Ka Qaybqaadashada Muhiimka ah ee Mashruuca Sayniska Dadweynaha ee CUNY. Waxay ku soo noqdeen Minnesota si ay YPAR uga hirgaliyaan fasallada ama ururada, iyagoo ka shaqaynayay dugsiyada oo dhan si ay u sii wadaan waxbarashada iyo midba midka kale. 2018-19, Abby iyo tiro ka mid ah shakhsiyaadka da’da dugsiga sare iyo kulliyadda ee waqooyiga Minneapolis waxay si wadajir ah u aasaaseen YouUthROC oo ka baxay Jaamacadda Minnesota ee RJJ Xarunta Ka-qaybgalka Cilmi-baarista Magaalada (UROC), iyaddoo ay ka go’an tahay inay abuuraan meel waara in taageero iyo tababaro la siiyo cilmi-baarista dhalinyarada ee ku jihaysan cunsuriyadda. YoUthROC waa koox cilmi-baaris oo dhalinyaro ah oo ku xiran jaaliyad iyo jaamacad taageerta kobaca cilmi baarista waxqabadka ka qaybqaadashada dhalinyarada taas oo ay ka go’an tahay dhalinyarada, xigtanimada, iyo cadaalada jinsiyadeed ee waxbarashada. Kooxdu waxay xarun u tahay Madow, Asalkii hore, iyo Dadka Midabka (BIPOC) dhalinyarada iyo dhalinyarada beelaha kale ee la takooro. Marka laga soo tago martigelinta taxanaha aqoon-is-weydaarsiga “Intro to YPAR” iyo “Research to Social Action”, aqoon-is-weydaarsiyadayada “Manhajka Isbeddelka Bulshada” waxay tababaraan dhalinyarada si ay u wada shaqeeyaan oo ay u abuuraan aqoon-is-weydaarsiyo iyaga u gaar ah oo gacan ka geysta manhajka awoodda dhalinyarada. Deeqdani waxay taageeri doontaa shaqadayada si aan u tababarno macalimiinta xiisaynaya inay la shaqeeyaan ardayda si ay uga faa’iidaystaan manhajka awoodda dhalinyarada kaas oo qiimeeya dhalaalka dhalinyarada iyo sida ay u qiyaasaan waxbarashadooda. Waxa kale oo loo isticmaali doonaa in lagu joogteeyo shabakadeena sida joogtada ah u soo baxaysa iyada oo loo marayo martigelinta dhacdooyinka caadiga ah, shaqaaleysiinta dhalinyarada baranaya inay noqdaan cilmi-baarayaal iyo fududeeyayaal, iyo waxbaridda xulafada qaangaarka ah.

YoUth ROC Team
YoUth ROC
Kooxda YouthROC ee UROC
Year 1 Graphic in Somali

YPAR Summit May 2023

On Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, 2023, approximately 160 youth and 40 adults came to the Science Museum of Minnesota to learn about and share experiences with YPAR. The summit was co-planned by adults and youth, including team members from four of the community partners in this grant: YoUthROC, St. Louis Park, Rochester, and St. Anthony. YoUthROC, Brooklyn Center, and St. Anthony also facilitated planning meetings leading up to the Summit. Youth and adults from all of the community partners for this grant attended the Summit, and two YPAR teams (YoUthROC and Brooklyn Center) facilitated workshops. The Summit was a great success in many ways. It provided a space of connection and learning for youth from at least eight different school districts across Minnesota, who received feedback on possible YPAR projects next year and beyond. One of the goals for this grant was to create opportunities for youth and adults from across the partner sites and other schools and youth organizations to build networks, and the Summit definitely succeeded in that goal. 

Kooxaha YPAR ee bulshada wada shaqaynta la leh Shirwaynaha YPAR Maajo 2023

Community Research Partners

Year 1

Brooklyn Center Community Schools

BCCS YPAR Team Photo   BCCS YPAR Team Photo

                    Brooklyn Center YPAR Team presentation of                                                             Brooklyn Center YPAR Team visit to the                                        “Empowering Change at BC through Restorative Joy”                                                          Mahmoud El-Kati Ujima Library 

Activities and Accomplishments

During an onboarding retreat, youth researchers were hired as district staff and taken on an off-campus retreat to be fully immersed in the YPAR experience. This interrupted the routine of the school day, allowing for authentic community building and engaging learning. Funding gave us flexible options for compensation, including gift cards and meals for focus group participants. The team is now designing times for adults and youth to build kinship and learn about restorative justice practices, a need identified through their research.The Brooklyn Center YPAR team, additional students, and district staff attended the first MN YPAR Summit. The team was able to share knowledge and projects with a broader community of researchers. For the first time, a YPAR summer internship program will be offered in partnership with YoUthROC. Six new interns will be onboarded, examine past research projects, and work with YoUthROC to develop professional development and action plans for next school year. Through this summer partnership our team developed a professional development for BCS staff that focused on merging their past research projects. It was a super fun culmination of both groups’ past work. 

BCCS YPAR Team Photo

Brooklyn Center YPAR Team members at the YPAR Summit May 2023

Plans and Goals

A new team of researchers and Brooklyn Center adult supporters will continue to challenge other staff within the district to examine processes and modify systems designed for adults, such as the hiring process, so youth are fully supported and recognized as productive members of our district. A new youth research team will be onboarded, as many current members will graduate in June, again through the off-campus retreat. New members will support existing action projects from needs identified in school years ‘22 and ‘23, as well as conduct another full research cycle inspiring new action and professional development for staff in the district.

Faribault Middle School

Activities and Accomplishments

YPAR team and facilitators worked closely with the Faribault Community School team and participants. The researchers connected with after-school participants focusing on the impact of cleanliness on learning outcomes and achievement gaps.

YPAR Site Council Presentation

YPAR student researchers presented to the Faribault Middle School site-level teacher leadership team with a collaborative discussion following. Teachers were interested in the “FMS Clean Up” and “Prayer Time” policy that the students put together. FMS Principal Stacy Fox tasked herself with looking into potential schedule changes that would accommodate longer prayer time. Students traveled to the Science Museum to take part in student-centered discussions around YoUthROC work and YPAR models/experiences. Students were able to observe and learn about other students’ cultures and community practices. Students presented their research to friends, family, and FMS staff members on May 30, 2023.

Plans and Goals

In Fall 2023, the YPAR group will finish their spring research and give a final presentation to district staff. In spring 2024, a new group of students, representative of the general student body, will learn the objectives and parameters of the YPAR model. They will attend an orientation led by previous YPAR researchers that will aid them in their study of the impact of cultural competency and knowledge among staff. They will strive to prove that this affects overall student wellbeing and learning. This research will be presented to district staff and absorbed by district professional development opportunities.

Faribault Middle School YPAR Team Photo

Faribault Middle School YPAR Team

Rochester Public Schools

Activities and Accomplishments

During the first year, we were able to organize a group of high school students to explore school environments and what helps them learn. We examined the following inquiry question: How do we build rich, affirming, learning environments in content-area classes? We started our work with the following questions: What would you hope students can experience? What are your hopes and dreams? What are ways to learn? From the youth answers, conversations, and sharing of their own experiences and their peers’, we developed questions to gather more data from peers and staff. We started the district’s process to get approval for our survey. We hope to be able to analyze the results over the course of Fall 2024 and to engage staff and students in a learning experience to address the issues of building rich, affirming, learning environments at the high school level. We are also planning to have youth co-lead professional development over the summer that addresses these topics through a course, “Race and Ethnic Studies.”

Rochester Public School YPAR Team Photo

Rochester High School YPAR Team meeting

Plans and Goals

The goal for year two is to expand the work from year 1 to all four high schools: Century High School, John Marshall High School, Mayo High School, and Rochester Alternative Learning Center (ALC). We will identify staff at each site that would be willing to lead this work and work together to engage staff and students in the YPAR process and/or implementation of the work of students for year 1. Our goal is that this work will strengthen a sense of belonging and community, which is an area of growth based on district’s data at our secondary schools. Through this work, we also hope to build student and teacher capacity to have courageous conversations in classroom settings. This work will help support multidirectional learning by putting students at the helm of educators’ professional learning.

St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools

Activities and Accomplishments

The YPAR project work at St. Anthony Middle School happened through classes and clubs under the direction of teacher Alison Criss. Alison and two high school students facilitated a YPAR Summit planning meeting. Alison and the two students were part of the organizing team for May’s MN YPAR Summit.

Plans and Goals

Because the YPAR at St. Anthony was interrupted by adult leaves of absences (illnesses, maternity leave), the site will use carry-forward funds from Year 1 to continue building their capacity for YPAR during Year 2.

St. Louis Park Schools

Activities and Accomplishments

We held a Youth Data Analyst (YDA) internship with five St. Louis Park High School students in the summer of 2023. The interns met periodically between June 21st and August 17th, 2023. During that time, interns reviewed literature, shared lived experiences, reviewed district data, developed research questions, collected and analyzed data and reported their findings along with recommendations to stakeholders. The internship culminated with an in-person presentation to over 100 staff of St. Louis Park Schools and was well received. District staff are currently working on developing their annual improvement plans, based on the interns’ recommendations. The main research question of this summers’ work was “How have teacher-student relationships affected student experience since 2020?”  Abby Rombalski (adult advisor for YoUthROC) and two YoUthROC alumni members led the internship as subcontractors. The YDA team also presented their work to several local academics and community members, including Dr. Anita Chikkatur, the grant PI. In addition, a group of 2022 interns presented their work at the LEAD conference at the University of Minnesota in August. Dr. Silvy Un Lafayette received an award from Cheryl Broadnax Award for Innovation and Result from StriveTogether for her work with the YDA program.

St. Louis Park YPAR Team Photo St. Louis Park Team Photo

                        Summer 2023 Youth Data Analyst interns                                                            2023 Youth Data Analyst team presentation                                                         from St. Louis Park High School                                                 

YoUthROC

Activities and Accomplishments

  1. Reading: We read Bettina Love’s work about spirit murder and it informed our work.
  2. Research Practice: We learned from each other’s leadership and facilitation skills, and developed our skills with the team’s support. As we progressed through our project, we honed in on our definitions and methods after each event, informing/improving the next event; we prepared a research methods workshop with revised and clarifying questions, examples from previous data, and reflection activities; we ensured that our research methods reflected the values of our topic, experiencing joy and not just talking about it.
  3. Facilitation: We developed the Youthful Joy research methods workshop to connect and unite youth in the community, hear their reflection on youthful joy, and help other communities grow as much as they allowed our team to grow (BC Baddies, South High All Nations Program, our UROC northside workshop, and the YPAR summit). We held debriefs with a feeling of accomplishment after successfully facilitating events and workshops. We were able to attend the Minnesota YPAR Summit and share our information with an even larger audience and connect with youth across our state to get feedback and spread even more joy.
  4. Summer work included a deep partnership between YoUthROC and the BC Baddies, using the conceptual frame of both groups to put together an invited educator Professional Development session that jump started a “Restorative Joy” cohort. (See photos above under Brooklyn Center’s YPAR team.)

Plans and Goals

We plan to pursue a new research topic that is meaningful, productive, adaptive, and reflective of past years’ work; to continue to cultivate a strong team community, friendship and kinship as a foundation; to create a safe and welcoming team for all members; to embed kinship and community engagement throughout the year; to build relationships with the community and researching with youth; to make our research project helpful and useful to the community, including in social action; and build theater into the team’s project (ex: theater of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal and dance with Averie Mitchell-Brown). Year 2 partnerships in formation include a continued partnership with Brooklyn Center’s YPAR team and possible partnerships with youth in Brooklyn Center’s ARISE program, South High’s All Nations program, and with Girls in Action based out of north Minneapolis. Ongoing product work includes the Youth in Social Movement website and the Restorative Joy handout for educators.

Carleton College

Much of Carleton/PD Chikkatur’s work this year has involved ensuring that the community partner sites were getting access to grant funds and supporting the planning and execution of the Minnesota YPAR Summit in May 2023.

YPAR Survey for Staff and Teachers

Because the main research question for the grant centers on how to bridge the gap between YPAR team findings and recommendations and adults who have to implement the actual changes, PI Chikkatur decided to launch a baseline survey of adults in the five participating school districts on their views on YPAR and student-centered pedagogies. This survey was designed to provide this baseline of staff knowledge and experience with YPAR and other student-centered pedagogies so that school districts can understand what training and knowledge their staff needs to support youth-driven interventions into their classrooms, schools, and districts. The number of survey responses varied across the five schools with a total of 181 survey responses that were analyzed by three Carleton students with the support of Professor Andy Poppick in Carleton’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The students prepared a final report that Chikkatur shared with all of the community partners in August, after adding some analysis and thoughts on next steps. 

The results are shared below:

Statistical Report of AmeriCorps YPAR Grant 2022
Findings on Student-Centered Learning
School District Teacher Demographic Data
Regional, State, and National Teacher Demographic Data

Carleton student researcher, Ahtziry Tinajero, created the infographics.

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