Academic Papers

Arnold, M. E., & Gagnon, R. J. (2020). Positive youth development theory in practice: An update on the 4-H Thriving Model. Journal of Youth Development, 15(6), 1-23.

Fields, N. I. (2020). Exploring the 4-H Thriving Model: A Commentary Through an Equity Lens. Journal of Youth Development, 15(6), 171-194.

Lerner, R. M. (2020). A Roadmap for Youth Thriving: A Commentary on the Arnold and Gagnon Vision for Positive Youth Development. Journal of Youth Development, 15(6), 147-161.

Arnold, M. E., & Gandy, J. (2019). Youth Participatory Evaluation: Matching 4-H Youth Experience to Program Theory. Journal of Extension, 57(4), 11.

Arnold, M. E., & Gagnon, R. J. (2019). Illuminating the process of youth development: The mediating effect of thriving on youth development program outcomes. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 7(3), 24-51.

Arnold, M. E. (2020). America’s moment: Investing in positive youth development to transform youth and society. Journal of Youth Development, 15(5), 16-36.

Arnold, M. E. (2018). From context to outcomes: Adolescent thriving in 4-H Youth Development Programs. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 6(1), 141-160.

Arnold, M. E. (2017). Supporting adolescent exploration and commitment: Identity formation, thriving and positive youth development. Journal of Youth Development, 12(4), 1-15.

Arnold, M. E., & Silliman, B. (2017). From theory to practice: A critical review of positive youth development program frameworks. Journal of Youth Development, 12(2), 1-20.

Arnold, M. E. (2015). Connecting the dots: Improving Extension program planning with program umbrella models. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(2), 48-67.