After overseeing countless graduation ceremonies in her capacity as chief executive officer of the Chrysalis Academy, a youth development programme in Tokai, Lucille Meyer found herself a graduate on Friday April 20, where she was awarded a Doctorate in Education at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Her thesis is titled, “Youth experiences of a holistic approach: A narrative enquiry”.
Ms Meyer most recently received a lifetime achievement award from the provincial Department of Social Development for her contribution to youth development.
The Chrysalis Academy offers a three-month residential youth development programme to unemployed youth of the Western Cape. It supports youth on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level. Rising levels of trauma at a community level has increasingly led to the need for more research on innovative youth development programmes.
On Thursday and Friday June 28 and 29, the Chrysalis Academy will be hosting a seminar on Youth and Trauma which will focus on best practices when working with young people.
Ms Meyer’s research findings will be presented here, alongside other key researchers and practitioners in youth development.
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