Gardner Center Research
In 2016, the John W. Gardner Center completed a case study of youth engagement in the planning and design of EPACENTER ARTS. Findings indicated that,
“The framework of community youth engagement depicts a developmental continuum where youth and adults gradually forge stronger partnerships for mutual responsibility and civic engagement. [EPACENTER ARTS] is a powerful example of community youth engagement; specifically, an example of youth assuming a leadership role in developing a new civic resource.”
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