Merton Strommen

By Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Ph.D., Vice President, Research & Development   The Rev. Merton P. Strommen, PhD, died peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 100 years old. Dr. Merton P. Strommen was an internationally known pioneer in youth research who founded Search Institute, conducted dozens of studies, and was considered […]

We believe that building developmental relationships with young people is the single most influential thing adults can do to help them succeed. We know from our research that there’s a strong correlation between kids having strong developmental relationships in their lives and their likelihood to become thriving and contributing adults. But we also know that […]