This curriculum offers an orientation to the youth development approach for professionals new to the field of youth work. For slides, activities, and handouts, visit the PYD 101 page.
Additional KeywordsPYD 101, tools, youth engagement, community involvement, program planning
Christine T. Bozlak
Christine Bozlak discusses the benefits of youth participation in public health efforts, provides examples of youth civic engagement, and offers recommendations for involving youth in policy-related activities.
Additional Keywordsyouth engagement
Shep Zeldin, Libby Bestul, and Jane Powers
A solid body of research has been conducted on the processes and outcomes of youth and adults working together on evaluation projects. Building from the research, this Resource Guide offers tip sheets, data analysis strategies, and a literature review.
Additional Keywordsyouth engagement, youth involvement, youth adult partnership, organizational change, organizational development, participatory youth evaluation
Shepherd Zeldin and Jessica Collura
This manual is designed to help all those committed to youth-adult partnerships (Y-AP) acquire core knowledge, establish and communicate a point of view about Y-AP, and build consensus on key issues regarding Y-AP.
Additional Keywordsyouth voice, youth engagement, youth adult partnership, collaboration, organizational change, organizational development
In this narrated presentation, Jutta Dotterweich of Cornell University presents the positive youth development framework and the research supporting this approach.
Additional Keywordspositive youth development principles, community youth development, strength-based approach, strengths-based approach, strength based approach, strengths based approach, collaboration, youth-adult partnership, youth engagement, youth voice, youth involvement, community involvement, community engagement, long-term commitment, resilience, resiliency, assets, asset-building
Narrated Presentation (14 minutes)
Shepherd Zeldin, Julie Petrokubi, Jessica Collura, Linda Camino, and Jennifer Skolaski
In its earlier work with communities, the ACT for Youth initiative made youth engagement a core outcome as well as a key strategy. In this study, the authors explore how the communities responded to the challenges of youth engagement.
Additional Keywordsyouth voice, youth adult partnership, youth-adult partnership, positive youth development, youth participation, community youth development, engaging teens, engaging young people, engaging youth, involving youth, youth involvement
This checklist aids organizations in assessing their readiness to engage youth in meaningful roles, a key strategy for positive youth development.
Additional Keywordsorganizational development, assessment, youth engagement, youth participation, youth involvement, youth-adult partnership, youth adult partnership, engaging teens, engaging young people, engaging youth, involving youth, youth involvement, tools
Research Facts and Findings
Karen Schantz and Nathalie Louge
This article provides an overview of service-learning, including a summary of benefits to youth, and principles to guide the design of service-learning programs.
Additional Keywordsbest practices, service learning, positive youth development, community service, schools, program planning, program strategies, program development, youth engagement
A brief overview of adultism and degrees of youth engagement. (Positive Youth Development Resource Manual section 3.)
Additional Keywordsyouth involvement, positive youth development principles, PYDRM slides
Intended for use in educating community groups about positive youth development, this training manual includes lesson plans/facilitation tips, activities, handouts, brief presentations and other resources.
Additional Keywordspositive youth development principles, community youth development, strength-based approach, strengths-based approach, strength based approach, strengths based approach, collaboration, youth-adult partnership, youth engagement, youth voice, youth involvement, community involvement, community engagement, assets, asset-building, tools, adolescence, adolescent development