Date of Award


Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



Capstone Instructor

Fred Bartling


behavior, risk-taking, youth development


By examining the Minnesota Student Surveys, the purpose of this thesis is to compare two communities in the northern suburbs Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the sake of identifying themes and trends between youth development opportunities and risk-taking behaviors amongst young people.

Through a comparison of these communities, it is anticipated that a community with a wealth of youth development opportunities will show a decrease in the rate and number of young people engaging in risk behaviors. As a result, this thesis proposes that a community with lower rates of risk-taking behaviors has a greater amount of tax revenue available for community development activities.


Available when logged in with your CSP email address and password.

For users outside of the CSP community, use the "Request Access" button to submit a request for full text.