Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ded)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Kay A. Keiser

Second Advisor

Dr. Larry L. Dlugosh

Third Advisor

Dr. Neal F. Grandgenett

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Peter J. Smith


The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Time Travelers Leadership Program, an after school intervention program, on non-thriving seventh graders' Developmental Assets, academic achievement, and behavior. Schools are facing the unprecedented challenge to educate a multicultural and multilingual student body with varied abilities and motivations for learning, and research on promotion and prevention programs that address positive youth development constructs are promising in improving students' school success.


Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College of the University of Nebraska for the Requirements of the Degree Doctor of Education. Copyright 2010 Beth L. Fink.

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