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Latin@ Youth Participation In Youth Development Programs

A comprehensive literature review by Nancy Erbstein and James Fabionar (2014) answered the following questions:

  • What positive youth development program qualities lead to high and sustained participation rates for Latin@ youth?
  • Are there specific attributes of positive youth development programs that lead to positive outcomes for Latin@ youth?



Latino Engagement Resource Chart

To understand the ecosystem of Latino populations and places and to develop or strengthen relationships with stakeholders the research team used the Latino Engagement Resource Chart. This chart identifies categories of widespread resources such as cultural settings and traditions, businesses, physical spaces, cultural heritage(s), institutions, individuals, associations and community festivals and events.

The resource chart encouraged staff to consider multiple ways that Latinos are engaged in the region and provided pathways for connecting with the local Latino population. 

A sample Latino_Engagement_Resource_Chart , and one for your use Latino_Engagement_Resource_Chart_BLANK

Suggested Citation:

Erbstein, N., Olagundoye, S., Moncloa, F. (2016). Latino Engagement Resource Chart. UC Davis Center for Regional Change. Davis, CA.


Latino Engagement Resource Log

To identify the breath of local organizations and service providers that support Latino youth development the research team used online databases, individual program websites, and consultation with key informants to research and record information about various organizations.

This tool is useful to identify possible partners that exemplify the program qualities that emerged from the literature review Latino_Engagement_Log

Suggested citation:

Olangundoye, S., Erbstein, N., Moncloa, F. (2016). Latino Engagement Resource Log. UC Davis Center for Regional Change. Davis, CA.


Key Informant Interview Protocol

To strengthen relationships with key stakeholders in the Latino community and to obtain an eagle eye view from various perspectives (arts, STEM, faith based, activists, etc) the research team interviewed five key informants who were recruited using a snowball sampling process. 

The following questions supported the team's understanding of the ecosystem of Latino populations and places:

  1. How would you briefly describe the Latino population, or populations, in _____ County? [Probe: To what extent are youth first generation, second generation, multi-generation US residents? What are the sending countries/states/regions? To what extent are immigrant youth undocumented, or from mixed status families? What are some key interests, challenges and resources among local youth and families?]
  2. We recognize that excellent supports for young people’s growth and development can be offered in many types of places beyond families, such as formal and more informal community-based organizations, school- based programs, community organizing networks, faith-based organizations, mentoring programs through businesses, libraries, etc. How would you describe the types of places that are most actively and effectively engaging this County’s Latino youth? Is there someone at these organizations I can contact? 
  3. When you think about the programs or places here, are there some that do not currently serve Latino youth well? Please explain. [Probe: What does it mean to not serve Latino youth well? What is your evidence? What is your assessment of their barriers to sustained engagement of Latino youth?]
  4. What are the gaps in out of school support and resources for Latino youth in this county?
  5. Is there anything else you’d want to tell me to help identify highly successful Latino youth-serving efforts in the county? 


Engaging Latino Communities From the Ground Up: 3 Tools

A brief paper published in the Journal of Extension that summarizes the use of the Latino Engagement Resource Chart, Latino Engagement Log and Key Informant Interviews.