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The Mount Saint Mary College Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) is a clearinghouse for research initiatives. These include the psychological, social, cultural, educational, and health-related issues endemic to contemporary adolescents and young adults.

The center also assists in appropriate research-based program development for schools, agencies, and families.

Established in 2009, CARD is located on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY.

Upcoming Event

The Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning (CELL) at Mount Saint Mary College, in collaboration with the Center for Adolescent Research & Development (CARD), invites proposals for the 29th annual conference. The theme for the conference is “Celebrating Our Many Languages.” In what ways can we use students’ many languages to support them as learners? What roles do stories (oral and written) play in making meaning? How do we use curriculum to creatively and productively engage young people in making sense of their lived experiences? How do we explore the complexities and nuances of language to help us communicate effectively? We welcome educators from all backgrounds and teaching levels to submit proposals by Friday, January 20, 2023.

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Attention Mount Students

Initiatives of the Center

  • Providing services related to measurement development, administration and analysis for school districts, agencies, and other entities (including publication of research related to these instruments)
  • Hosting research conferences to promote collaboration among researchers, educators, service providers, and policy makers working with adolescents
  • Developing educational outreach programs for other educators as well as the general public/parents – speakers, seminars, programs
  • Developing web resources for a ‘one-stop shop’ for all things adolescent for general public, parents, and educators (text recommendations, research updates, other websites and online forms/groups, etc.)
  • Developing a collaborative research agenda for center faculty

Each year, CARD hosts a conference focused on adolescence in the 21st century. See CARD's conference history here.

Two students photographed at the 2018 CARD Conference


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