Exploring the Impact of a Library Summer Reading Literacy Coach Program on Teen Personal Skills Development

Lina Zhao, Gary Blau

Abstract


In the Summer of 2011 The Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) hired 90 teenagers into its six-week Summer Reading Literacy Coach Program (SRLCP) as Teen Literacy Coaches (TLCs). Data was collected at Time 1, Time 2 and Time 3. The two study hypotheses were: (1) there will be a significant improvement in TLCs personal development skills from Time 1 to Time 3 and (2) demographic data and program specific skills measured at Time 2 will account for significant variance in each Time 3 personal development skill beyond the Time 1 personal development skills. We did not find support for H1 but did find support for H2. Specific to H2 we found that team-related and higher education interest each had a significant positive impact (p <.05) impact on explaining Time 3 self-awareness; and a marginally significant positive impact (p <.10) impact on explaining Time 3 self-management.

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2012.133

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2012 Journal of Youth Development

License URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/