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Table 1 Study Hypotheses

From: Study protocol for a 2-year longitudinal study of positive youth development at an urban sport for development facility

Primary Hypotheses
We hypothesize that participation in MLSE LaunchPad programming and wrap around services will result in:
 a) For youth aged 6–12:• Increased physical literacy
• Increased physical activity [28]
• Increased rates of continued participation in sport or physical activity [33]
 b) For youth aged 12–18:• Increased positive health behaviors relating to physical activity, sleep, nutrition, smoking, substance use and sexual activity [29, 34]
• Increased life skills including critical thinking, resilience, self-esteem, self-regulation, social competence and grit [26]
• Increase academic outcomes including school attendance, academic performance and high school graduation rates [26, 34]
• Increased rates of continued participation in sport or physical activity [34]
 c) For youth aged 19–29:• Increased rates of placement in employment, apprenticeship, or continued training [26, 29]
• Increased personal income
• Increased rates of continued participation in sport or physical activity [34, 35]
Secondary Hypotheses
We hypothesize that a) volume of participation and b) duration of participation will correlate positively with the primary outcomes listed above.