Positive Youth Development

An African American family

Help Youth Connect to Their Heritage During African American History Month
Discover four websites that provide free resources for educating youth about African American historical figures and events.

The Memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King in Washington, DC.

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Year-Round
Learn about volunteer opportunities youth can join to serve their communities.

A father has a conversation with his child.

Free Conversation Toolkit Helps Young People Stay Safe
Learn how to discuss sensitive topics like cybersafety, healthy relationships, and bullying with young people.

A measuring tape.

Free Online Toolkit Helps Organizations Evaluate Their Mentoring Programs
Learn what steps to take to conduct a mentoring program evaluation.

Diverse young adults.

Free Online Training on Pathways to Adulthood
Learn about a training that prepares frontline staff for working with transition age youth who live with mental health challenges.

A young person stands in front of an art easel.

Creating Opportunities for Youth in Crisis Through Art Studio Programs
Learn how arts exploration benefits young people in a runaway and homeless youth program, and functions as an art studio for the community.

ACYF Commissioner Rafael López

Rafael López: Working together to ensure the well-being of America's youth
Commissioner Rafael López discusses recent developments in the Administration on Children, Youth and Families.

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Free Online Learning Modules Help Youth Study Round the Clock
Discover hundreds of academic tutoring courses that youth and staff can access for free online.

A young person taking photographs.

Youth Creativity Raises Funds and Spreads Message
Learn how a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantee combined youth engagement and fundraising efforts.

Two young people at an art gallery.

Virtual Museum Trips for Youth are Only a Click Away
Discover a free website that will become your go-to resource for arts education inspiration.

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