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Community Engagement Through Sport: University Partnerships to Promote Youth Development

Michael A. Hemphill and Tom Martinek

Many kinesiology departments engage in partnerships that aim to promote positive youth development through physical activity. These partnerships are often enhanced by mutually beneficial goals and shared decision making between university and community partners. This paper describes how sport has been at the center of two university-community partnerships that have helped to teach life skills to youth. We draw upon our experience working with community partners to illuminate challenges and opportunities for youth-focused partnerships. The programs include an emphasis on sustainability. As kinesiology programs continue to enhance their efforts to partner and support youth development, case studies such as this may help inform our efforts.

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Sport and Physical Activity for Positive Youth Development Related to Social and Emotional Learning: Reflections From the Know-Do Gap

Paul M. Wright

nature of each project. Without coherent implementation, a sense of fidelity, or common measures across studies, it becomes hard to articulate what is common across TPSR programs or how they differ. In sum, action research and community-engaged scholarship can generate insights and provide practical

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A Resource for Promoting Personal and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: A Call to Action for Kinesiology Departments

Karisa L. Kuipers, Jennifer M. Jacobs, Paul M. Wright, and Kevin Andrew Richards

coursework and cocurricular initiatives (e.g., student organizations, volunteer opportunities, community-engaged scholarship). In fact, in the field of kinesiology (i.e., a multifaceted field of study in which movement or physical activity is the intellectual focus; National Academy of Kinesiology, 2023

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Evaluating Kinesiology Faculty: Best Practices, Challenges, and Innovative Approaches

Philip E. Martin, Mary E. Rudisill, Bradley D. Hatfield, Jared Russell, and T. Gilmour Reeve

, training programs for individuals suffering from diseases or movement disorders) can advance community-engaged scholarship, provide direct benefits for program participants, provide opportunities for students to gain valuable experience working with clients, leave participants with favorable impressions of

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University–Organization Collaboration in Sport for Development: Understanding Practitioners’ Perspectives and Experiences in Research and Evaluation Partnerships

Meredith A. Whitley, Jon Welty Peachey, Julia Leitermann, NaRi Shin, and Adam Cohen

university leaders for the value of community-engaged scholarship and participatory approaches to research, it will be difficult to move the needle away from the temptation to engage in quicker “one and done” studies and/or to skip the step of providing relevant and helpful deliverables to practitioners. The