I am the director of the Positive Youth Development Lab (PYDL).
The primary goals of the PYDL are to:
1. Document and examine the success of individuals, organizations, and communities and determine how that success can be replicated through the use of extracurricular activities (i.e. athletics, chess, church, mentoring, music, volunteering, video games, and technology).
2. Examine trajectories of academically and behaviorally successful students using large-scale data sets.