The purpose of this Guide for Best Practices in Positive Youth Development is to assist traditional and non-traditional organizations and individuals who want to improve their programs, places, and policies related to youth development. This guide was developed from existing research-based quality standards.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a framework for how a community can support all youth so they can grow up fully prepared, fully engaged, and healthy and develop to their full potential.
|Policies and Practices
|Routine and Structure
|Strategic Support and Collaboration
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Dotterweich, J. (n.d.). Act for Youth Upstate Center of Excellence Positive Youth Development Resource Manual [Electronic Version]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Family Life Development Center. View PDF
Pittman, K., Irby, M., Tolman, J., Yohalem, N., & Ferber, T. (2003). Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement: Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals? [Electronic Version]. Based upon Pittman, K. & Irby, M. (1996). Preventing Problems or Promoting Development? Washington, DC: The Forum for Youth Investment, Impact Strategies, Inc. Visit Website
US DHHS Family and Youth Services Bureau National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (2007). Putting Positive Youth Development into Practice [Electronic Version]. View PDF
Academy for Educational Development Center for Youth Development and Policy Research (n.d.) What is Youth Development?
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