Center for Youth Engagement

The Center for Youth Engagement (CYE) is an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to the advancement of successful school and post-school outcomes for underserved and at-risk youth.

Welcome

The proposed Center for Youth Engagement (CYE) is dedicated to the advancement of successful school and post‐school outcomes for underserved and at‐risk youth through integrated research, technical assistance, and community service. The CYE will achieve its mission through the integration of field‐based research, dissemination of research findings, and community service. 

Mission Statement

CYE is dedicated to the advancement of successful educational and postsecondary outcomes for underserved and at‐risk youth through integrated research, technical assistance, and community service activities. The CYE will support the maximal growth of at‐risk youth through research activities and by developing and fostering collaborative partnerships with schools, institutions, organizations and agencies at the local, state, and national level that serve this population of young people.

Populations Served

The proposed CYDE will serve youth placed at-risk including: (1) youth with mental health, behavioral, and/or intellectual disabilities; (2) youth from impoverished urban and rural areas; (3) youth in social service systems including residential care, institutional settings, and foster care; (4) youth from diverse backgrounds and youth with limited or poor English language skills; (5) youth who have experienced school failure or have dropped out of school; (6) court-involved youth; (7) youth who have been victims of abuse or neglect; (8) youth who have alcohol and / or substance abuse problems; and (9) any other youth who are considered “at-risk” for negative school and post‐school outcomes. Although the Center is dedicated to serving this population, the CYDE will not work directly with at-risk youth. Rather, the Center will work with schools, service providers, and other organizations and agencies charged with the care of at-risk youth, helping them to provide the most effective services possible.

Contact

Center for Youth Engagement 
College of Education
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-4150

Email: Center for Youth Engagement

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