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Youth Sourcebook On Sustainable Development Information on youth's concerns with sustainable development issues, case studies of youth action, together with advice on how to organize for action, useful resource lists, and finally a Directory of international and regional youth organizations youthleadership.com The online (and off-line) resource for youth leadership education and development. For individuals interested in the education and preparation of youth leaders through high standards and timely information. Access to some areas of the site requires a paid subscription
Are Youth at RISK? Reevaluating the defecit model of youth development, Kirk A. Astroth Reconnecting Youth and Community: A Youth Development Approach Youth are resources, both for enhancing the quality of community life today and for building strong communities for the future
Understanding Youth Development Work This paper, written by Joyce Walker and Trudy Dunham on behalf of the faculty at the Center for 4-H Youth Development, defines youth development in clear practical terms Circle of Courage: Reclaiming Children and Youth A model based on contemporary developmental research, the heritage of early youth pioneers, and Native American philosophies of child care. It is encompassed in four core values; belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity
National Youth Development Information Center NYDIC provides practice-related information about youth development to national and local youth-serving organizations at low cost or no cost Youth Development A list of the specific needs and competencies needed for positive youth development
Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals? An attempt to summarize the shifts that have occurred, to emphasize the common threads in several important fields and to spell out the implications of those shifts for those who work with or advocate for young people where they live, learn, work, play and contribute Youth Development A comprehensive list of internet resources and articles from the Welfare Information Network
State Youth Development Strategies to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth An examination of effective strategies being used in four US states Understanding Youth Development: Promoting Positive Pathways for Growth Explores the developmental process, developmental pathways, desired adulthood outcomes, and critical ingredients necessary for positive adolescent development
Youth and Citizenship The report: critically analyses the concept(s) of citizenship and its implications for young people; ascertains young people's perceptions of citizenship and determining factors; and identifies what strategies could be utilised to advance empowering concept(s) of citizenship amongst young people Keys to Quality Youth Development A working tool to stimulate, challenge, and encourage youth and adults as they work together to plan, conduct, and evaluate quality experiences
Youth Development A number of excellent on-line resources to help you in designing youth development strategies for your program Building Partnerships for Youth Helping you make a difference in the lives of youth ages 9 - 13
A Guided Tour of Youth Development This is no ordinary tour. You will see things that are supported by years of research and have been developed through a formal and in depth process called Networks for Youth Development Community Change for Youth Development: Ten Lessons from the CCYD Initiative This report summarizes the basic lessons that emerged from this Community Change for Youth Development (CCYD) initiative. The lessons address such topics as the usefulness of a "core concepts" approach; the dos and don'ts of involving neighborhood residents in change initiatives; the role of research; the role of youth; and the capacity of neighborhood-wide approaches to attract high-risk youth
Positive Youth Development in the United States An analysis of seventy-seven positive youth development programs with evaluated interventions What Is Youth Development? A definition and explanations of the basic elements of youth development
Community Youth Development: A Framework for Change Community Youth Development (CYD) is an affirming, yet deeply challenging approach. A cursory view of CYD raises questions and ignites both passion and fears. Most youth and community activists who have seen the framework feel a deep connection to its content and intent CYD Journal Dedicated to voicing progressive, humane, and caring approaches to the development of youth and community
A Method on Presenting Key Concepts Regarding Positive Youth Development to Community Audiences Have you ever been asked to give a presentation about youth to a group of teachers (or parents, or county commissioners) and struggled with how to best present the information? The purpose of this brief article is to describe some ways of presenting key concepts regarding positive youth development to the public Youth Development and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Youth development approaches are a natural enhancement of adolescent pregnancy prevention programs. A youth development approach that tries to motivate young people to think of their own future, their self worth, and their potential can affect a range of behaviors, not just one type of risk.
Youth Participation - What is it About? Meaningful youth participation involves recognizing and nurturing the strengths, interests, and abilities of young people through the provision of real opportunities for youth to become involved in decisions that affect them at individual and systemic levels Impact Strategies, Inc. Dedicated to moving ideas to impact in neighborhoods and across the nation. Also committed to bringing international lessons into U.S. conversations, the Forum is a member of the International Youth Foundationís Global Partner Network.
Positive Youth Development in the United States: Research Findings on Evaluations of Positive Youth Development Programs  

Reclaiming Youth At Risk: Our Hope For The Future by Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg and Steve Van Bockern


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