Kihl completes study on inner city youth participation in baseball/softball
Dr. Lisa Kihl, sport management assistant professor in Kinesiology's Sport Business Institute, has completed a two-year study on the effectiveness of the Rookie League and Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program, designed to promote interest and involvement in baseball and softball among inner city youth in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Sponsored by the Minnesota Twins Community Fund and the Park and Recreation departments of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the program has been operating for 16 years. Dr. Kihl interviewed youth participants, coaches, administrators, and staff over two seasons to identify the program's strengths and weaknesses and tools for improvement. Results will be used to ensure the program will continue to benefit youth and employ strategies to improve its effectiveness.