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dc.contributor.supervisor Thompson, Shirley (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Fulford, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-11T14:39:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-11T14:39:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5289
dc.description.abstract The Youth for EcoAction (YEA) Program is a project of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg involving youth at risk in after-school programming. The program focuses on urban agriculture and gardening projects and was developed using the circle of courage model of youth empowerment. This research used participatory methods, including participatory video to analyze the program and its benefits. The YEA program creates positive change in the lives of participants and at a community-wide level. These benefits include skill building and job training, improved self esteem, nutrition and food security, increased environmental awareness and behaviour, and greater community strength. Youth serving agencies, community development organizations and government policy makers should look to the YEA program as a model for youth empowerment and community revitalization. This thesis also explores benefits of participatory research, specifically participatory video, and documents the personal learnings and journey of the author from researcher to practitioner. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject community gardens en_US
dc.subject participatory video en_US
dc.subject winnipeg, manitoba en_US
dc.subject youth at risk en_US
dc.subject circle of courage en_US
dc.subject youth gardening program en_US
dc.subject urban agriculture en_US
dc.subject community development en_US
dc.title Growing Change: The Youth for EcoAction Program en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee McLachlan, Stephane (Environment and Geography), Villegas, Gerald (United Way of Winnipeg) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2012 en_US


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