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Presentation Time: 9:50-10:10
Home University: North Carolina Central University
Research Mentor: Julie Austen, Ariel Everett, FPG Child Development Institute, Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
Program: McKinney Scholars Program
Research Title: It Takes a Village - The Exploration of Education and the Socioecological Model 

This presentation focuses on various aspects of a child’s life that impact their educational views and experience. However, all the aspects can be categorized into four sections — individual, relationships, community, and societal — using The Socioecological Model. The purpose of this project is to explore those factors using multiple approaches, such as: interviews with community leaders, brief literature review, reviewing data, and conducting a windshield survey of a local school. I have discovered that factors that occur outside of the classroom can have a bigger impact than factors that occur inside of the classroom; this is why it takes a village.