Lunch and Learns Series for Youth Development Professionals

Youth development professionals of all experience levels are invited to a weekly series of five “lunch-and-learn” classes to learn and explore new research about youth development and upcoming models and tools that encourage Positive Youth Development*.

Exciting research from Cornell University and beyond will be presented and we’ll discuss ways this new research can be implemented. Research topics will differ each week, and you can register for each session separately or as a package.

Bring your own lunch and come ready to learn! Times or topics may be adjusted based on participant interest.  Classes will be held Wednesdays from 12:15 -1:15 pm:

  • Nov 18 Everybody Talks: Forms and Functions in Adolescent Female Social Aggression (Schrader)
  • Nov 25 Paternal Incarceration and Children’s Early Educational Outcomes (Haskins)
  • Dec 2 Self-Disclosure of Personal Information in Social Media (Bazarova)
  • Dec 14th  Does hip-hop really belong in schools? Reframing hip hop as critical pedagogy (Gosa)
  • Dec 16 The role of the physical environment in child and adolescent self-efficacy (Maxwell)

Register ahead at this link and bring payment to the first session you attend. Cash or check (made out to CCEUC) is preferred. The registration deadline is November 17.

*Positive Youth Development (PYD) is an intentional, pro-social approach engaging youth in their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive. It is focused on recognizing and enhancing youths’ strengths, promoting positive outcomes for young people through opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and more. Visit for information on CCEUC’s role with PYD.


$10/person per session, or $40 per person for all 5 sessions, or pay a group rate of $30/session for organizations sending more than 3 people.


Melanie Forstrom
4-H Association Issue Leader


232 Plaza Road
Kingston, New York 12401