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Juanita Crider -- Program Advisor

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Phone: (765) 494-3092
Email: jcrider@purdue.edu

Juanita Crider grew up in Baltimore , Maryland. However, she comes to the BCC having lived in Muncie , Indiana for over 25 years. A graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. degree in history, she is currently completing her Master's degree in the same subject with a special focus on college student volunteerism and Mississippi Freedom Summer. She is also interested in African American images in post World War II popular culture. Juanita has presented papers at several conferences including The National Popular Culture/ American Culture Association Annual Conference and The American Midwest History Conference. When living in Muncie she served as a board member of many civic organizations and advisor to the Mayor's Youth Council and was also program coordinator for Muncie 's Commission on the Social Status of Black Males and served on the United Way Speaker's bureau. Juanita is an advocate and consultant to youth serving agencies to consider youth as board members. Juanita's goal is to leave a legacy of social and civic activism, philanthropy, and fresh thinking wherever she goes. She is currently working with Community Partnerships for Youth , the National Youth Development Network, The National Collaboration for Youth and the ‘Journey ‘ Youth Fellowship on a plan for encouraging universities to develop an across the curriculum major or certification in youth development. In her free time she enjoys travel, reading, writing, and crocheting. After completing her Master's Degree she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in American Studies.

Juanita Crider grew up in Baltimore , Maryland . However, she comes to the BCC having lived in Muncie , Indiana for over 25 years. A graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. degree in history, she is currently completing her Master's degree in the same subject with a special focus on college student volunteerism and Mississippi Freedom Summer. She is also interested in African American images in post World War II popular culture. Juanita has presented papers at several conferences including The National Popular Culture/American Culture Association Annual Conference and The American Midwest History Conference.

When living in Muncie she served as a board member of many civic organizations and advisor to the Mayor's Youth Council and was also program coordinator for Muncie 's Commission on the Social Status of Black Males and served on the United Way Speaker's bureau. Juanita is an advocate and consultant to youth serving agencies to consider youth as board members. Juanita's goal is to leave a legacy of social and civic activism, philanthropy, and fresh thinking wherever she goes.

She is currently working with Community Partnerships for Youth , the National Youth Development Network, The National Collaboration for Youth and the ‘Journey ‘ Youth Fellowship on a plan for encouraging universities to develop an across the curriculum major or certification in youth development. In her free time she enjoys travel, reading, writing, and crocheting. After completing her Master's Degree she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in American Studies.

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