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The Role of Teen Centers Investing in the Success of Latinx Youth

Abstract This study explores how a teen center within a local police department in California impacts the lives of local Latinx youth. Through a mixed methods approach of surveys, focus groups, and interviews, the study explores Mexican American youth, the most populous Latinx youth in the United States who are uniquely challenged by varying immigration statuses, mental health, and academic barriers. Theoretically, the study draws out intersections unique to the Latinx youth experiences growing up in America and engages in inter-disciplinary debates about inequities in health and education and policing practices. These intersections and debates are addressed through in-depth qualitative analysis of three participant groups: current youth participant... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Gutierrez, Courtney Amanda (Author) / Colbern, Allan (Advisor) / Cuadraz, Gloria (Committee member) / Lopez, Kristina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sociology / Community Policing / Immigration / Latinx youth / sense of belonging / Teen Center
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 162 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Social Justice and Human Rights 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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