Beam Center

Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Guide


Digital Futures is a paid opportunity at Beam Center in which youth research issues of digital culture that affect their lives and create projects that transform their observations into something beautiful for their peers. Using the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) framework, the team defines research as a tool for making youth voices heard, honoring their expertise and capacity to reflect on challenges and perceived problems. In the guide below, you will read how the Beam Center implemented the YPAR model and a few tips on how to authentically engage youth as researchers.

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