This Thesis investigates Amish Youth and the proposal of a center for modern identity development that facilitates the opportunities to to experience a new, worldly perspective during their only period of “choice”. My goal is to generate modern experiences through fundemental communication and mediation between Old Order Amish teenagers and modern amerricans during their Rumspringa. This center for development will enable the teens to retain a modern identity successfully until they make a decision to be baptized into the Amish community. I want to execute this primarily focusing on education for the amish teens. This center will also allow them to progress in socialization and interaction within the modern world while maintaining their amish values.
Secinaro, Nicole, "Awakening Experience: Amish Youth and the Search for a Modern Identity" (2009). Architecture Theses. 26.