Find resources addressing the management and operation of positive youth development programs, including information on common program elements, policy development, youth and community engagement, and more.
How to Use the PYD Framework During Key Phases of Program Design and Evaluation
Integrates essential aspects of positive youth development into phases of program design, implementation, and evaluation.
Examines effective methods for implementing positive youth development principles into existing youth-serving organizations.
What Is Positive Youth Development?
Family and Youth Services Bureau (2012)
Examines the benefits of implementing a positive youth development framework and suggests practical tips for building competence, confidence, connection, character, and compassion in young people.
4-H Programs at a Glance
Highlights local chapters of 4-H youth development programs. 4-H is a federally mandated national organization that provides youth programs in science, healthy living, and citizenship through local 4?H clubs, 4?H camps, as well as in school and after school.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Highlights the nationwide positive youth development program focused on creating mentoring relationships between adults and children.
National Guard Youth Challenge Program
National Guard (2015)
Provides information about National Guard Youth Challenge program, which is designed to help youth who have dropped out of high school obtain their GED and build practical skills over a 17-month period.
Provides opportunities for youth to become involved in community service and construction opportunities in their neighborhoods.
State and local examples
Self Enhancement, Inc.
Identifies at-risk urban youth in Oregon and provides them with mentoring relationships and access to academic support.
Youth as Resources
Trains Baltimore-based youth in community organizing, project planning, and grant writing in order to equip them to address problems in their communities.