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.
Find creative ways for engaging youth in your work - both that benefit your programs and the young people you are partnering with.
Ready to Hire a Youth Advisor?  Let this tool guide you in asking some critical questions for getting ready.
Learn about this important youth advisory council.