This project was undertaken as a result of conversations initiated by staff members in a variety of organizations with initiatives underway to support and improve outcomes for youth in Spartanburg, South Carolina. These organizations include the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM), Mary Black Foundation (MBF), and public schools. Conversations pointed to the desirability of qualitative data to contextualize quantitative data related to both educational outcomes, particularly college access and attainment, and public health, including mental health and teen pregnancy, with a focus on Latinx youth.
Lopez, Sandra; Ortiz, Hector; Gonzalez, Marianna; Lomeli-Garcia, Mayra; Stevens, Jay; Taylor, Naya; Barbas Rhoden, Laura; Dinkins, Christine Sorrell; and Quiñones, Gianella E., "Out of School Time (OST) for Latinx Youth: A Qualitative Research Study in Spartanburg, South Carolina" (2020). Community Based Research. 8.