What is it about?

This article describes the ways leaders of a youth program serving Latinx youth in a rural community are responsive to youth's culture and the local context. The practices described provide a nuanced understanding of how leaders can be culturally responsive.

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Why is it important?

Recent research has stressed the importance of being culturally responsive to youth, but there is little research on what this looks like for program leaders serving youth in out-of-school learning programs. This article provides a case study of one program where the leaders demonstrated their responsiveness to the Latinx youth's culture and the local rural context. The practices identified provide examples of what it means to be culturally responsive in one setting.

Perspectives

This article presents the way leaders in one program demonstrated cultural responsiveness. Although I do not advocate for one-size-fits all solutions, the general practices identified here may be relevant as a starting point in other settings. The specific practices would be adapted by the leaders in response to their youth and their setting.

Gina McGovern
University of Michigan

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This page is a summary of: Leaders’ Cultural Responsiveness in a Rural Program Serving Latinx Youth, Journal of Adolescent Research, September 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0743558419873893.
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