Many adults still hold negative stereotypes about the perceptions and capabilities of teenagers. As these stories of activist youth have shown, teenagers and young adults have acute perception and immense capabilities. How, then, can adults tap into youth’s energy, passion,
By Sameera Ahmed and Maha Ezzeddine American Muslim youth struggle with a flux of developmental, social, cultural, and religious factors that can propel them toward negative attitudes and behavior that impede their development. This paper explores the challenges identified by
What Is Youth Development? Youth development is an approach to working with youth that believes they are best able to thrive when they are supported across all sectors of the community—by individuals, family, schools, youth agencies, faith organizations, community governance,
Young people are more likely to grow up successfully when they experience developmental relationships with important people in their lives. Developmental relationships are close connections through which young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives,
The 40 Developmental Assets® framework was created by Search Institute consisting of preventative measures, positive experiences, and qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring and responsible. These assets are protective factors that have been consistently shown, by research,
A good overview of Positive Youth Development (PYD) from the perspective of 4-H.
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Two thoughtful parents once sat their preschooler down to tell him about their upcoming divorce. Carefully and gently, they told him that Mommy and Daddy were going to stop living together and would now live in different houses, but he