The NH Youth Retention Initiative is a research program designed to deepen understanding of how youth and emerging adults are considered in efforts to retain and recruit young people as a key part of New Hampshire’s community, economic, and workforce development plans. As youth development and education researchers, we contribute to this work by exploring how different cultural and individual factors shape youths’ future planning in ways that expand or restrict the options they believe are available to them. We’re indebted to our community partners and funders who make our research possible.
Scholarly and applied products of this research can be found in this collection.
Submissions from 2024
Submissions from 2023
Youth identity and postsecondary decision making in a rural state: evidence of a College for All master narrative, Jayson Seaman, Cindy L. Hartman, Andrew D. Coppens, Erin H. Sharp, Sarah Jusseaume, and Molly Donovan
Tracking Hidden STEM in NH's North Country, Beth Potier
Submissions from 2022
NH’s Workforce: The Youth Retention Initiative For educational, occupational and residential futures in New Hampshire, Andrew D. Coppens, Sarah Jusseaume, Cindy L. Hartman, Jayson Seaman, Erin H. Sharp, and Molly Donovan