Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Resources

—Examples of Powerful YPAR Projects

Polling for justice

Examples of YPAR Projects, From the Berkeley YPAR Hub

Examples of YPAR Projects, From the Public Science Project

Problem Tree Exemplar


YPAR Review of the Literature

Cammarota, J. (2016). The praxis of ethnic studies: transforming second sight into critical consciousness. Race Ethnicity and Education, 19(2), 233-251.

Golden, N. A., & Womack, E. (2016). Cultivating literacy and relationships with adolescent scholars of color. English Journal, 105, 36-42.

Kornbluh, M., Ozer, E. J., Allen, C. D., & Kirshner, B. (2015). Youth participatory action research as an approach to sociopolitical development and the new academic standards: Considerations for educators. The Urban Review, 47, 868-892.

Mirra, N., Filipiak, D., & Garcia, A. (2015). Revolutionizing Inquiry in Urban English Classrooms: Pursuing Voice and Justice through Youth Participatory Action Research. English Journal, 105, 49.

Morrell, E., & Duncan-Andrade, J. (2006). Popular culture and critical media pedagogy in secondary literacy classrooms. International Journal of Learning, 12, 273-280.

Scott, M. A., Pyne, K. B., & Means, D. R. (2015). Approaching praxis: YPAR as critical pedagogical process in a college access program. The High School Journal, 98, 138-157.

Getting Started

Public Science Project

YPAR Hub at UC Berkeley

Youthprise Resources