Many positive youth development efforts struggle with youth engagement. This report documents a training program that was designed to support organizational readiness as well as recruiting and retaining youth for meaningful participation.
Additional KeywordsACT for Youth, youth-adult partnership, youth adult partnership, youth voice, community youth development, positive youth development, organizational development, program planning, engaging teens, engaging young people, engaging youth, involving youth, youth involvement
Research Facts and Findings
ACT for Youth
Why is it that some youth manage to become productive, responsible adults despite growing up in circumstances that place them at risk, while others cannot? This article examines resiliency research.
Additional Keywordsresilience, resiliency, risk, risk factors, protective factors, positive youth development
Written in plain language by the former director of the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, this paper provides an introduction to positive youth development.
Additional Keywordscommunity youth development, community involvement, community engagement, community strengths
Janis Whitlock and Stephen F. Hamilton
This report describes four youth development assessment tools and summarizes how communities have used these tools.
Additional Keywordspositive youth development
These slides from a presentation by Jutta Dotterweich aim to help youth development project personnel consider how to attract involvement from the business sector.
Additional Keywordspositive youth development, community sectors, community youth development, employers, community outreach, community collaboration, community involvement