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The Role of Mentors in Overcoming Poverty

by Kristen Whiteman, Research Intern The effects of poverty, especially in regards to children, have been identified, studied and researched extensively as societies have sought ways to overcome this hardship. In a recent article in Academic Pediatrics (Chaudry &...

Learning Resilience on the Mogollon Rim

by Kristen Whiteman, Research Intern Many youth experience traumatic events as they grow up. Some live in extreme poverty, some witness acts of violence in their homes or communities, while others may endure physical, emotional or even sexual abuse. These are known as...

What Do Youth Get Out of Camp?

by Kristen Whiteman, Research Intern Summer camps have been around for at least 130 years. One source states the first camps were established in1880. From the very beginning, organizers of summer camps were concerned with not only socializing a child, but providing an...

Why Camp Colley : Positive Youth Development and Kids at Hope

by Kristen Whiteman, Research Intern Home & Family Hobbies & Recreation Education & Career Community & Service The Grand Canyon, beautiful sunsets and saguaro cactus all make Arizona a beautiful place to live. On the other side of the coin,...