Positive youth development

Positive youth development, is a strengths-based view of adolescence. This approach focuses on helping youth acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become healthy and productive adults.
  • Positive youth development guides communities and organizations in how they organize services, opportunities and support to engage youth in reaching their full potential.
  • Positive youth development incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies.
Read more about the positive youth development approach.
PYD in action tool
Use this tool to examine and evaluate your positive youth development approach.
May 2015 report 
Learn about this important youth advisory council.

Related program
A partnership of Colorado youth and adults working to achieve positive outcomes for all youth, ages 9-25.