Research Report The National Study of Girl Neighborhood Power
An Out-of-School Program for Girls Ages 9 to 14
Janine M. Zweig, Asheley Van Ness
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Girl Neighborhood Power (GNP) is an out-of-school positive youth development program for girls ages 9 to 14. The current study used both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to examine the types of activities offered through GNP and how GNP assists girls in living healthy lives. The program assists girls living in low-income neighborhoods by providing adult supports, positive peer interaction, and exposure to community service, career building, and knowledge they would not otherwise have. The program seems to have positively influenced girls psychological and social adjustment.
Research Areas Children and youth
Tags Sexual attitudes and behavior Delinquency and crime Neighborhoods and youth development