The Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) is an initiative to create a nationally-prominent program for translational research in 4-H Youth Development. Using cutting-edge behavioral and social science approaches to research and evaluation, the PRYDE program promotes positive youth development through empirical studies and by providing evidence-based best practices for 4-H and other youth programs. PRYDE strives to generate new knowledge about youth development that will directly benefit the thousands of urban and rural 4-H participants in New York State and beyond.
PRYDE is part of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University. The BCTR’s mission is to expand, strengthen, and speed the connections between research, policy, and practice to enhance human development and well-being. In addition to its co-directors, Dr. Anthony Burrow and Dr. Karl Pillemer, PRYDE is led by an advisory committee of 4-H and BCTR faculty and staff.