Positive Youth Development

A young woman writing poetry.

Teaching Poetry to At-Risk Youth
Discover resources for starting a poetry writing group with young people.

Diverse young people joining hands.

FindYouthInfo.gov is Now Youth.gov
The national resource center, first spearheaded by a working group of 12 federal agencies, has a new name, look, and web address.

A young man shakes hands with a job interviewer.

Promoting Work Success for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care
Two organizations use different approaches to help youth aging out of foster care find and keep work.

A young man writing.

What are the Pros and Cons of Engaging Youth in Narrative Writing?
Researchers review the benefits and concerns among young people who have experienced violence or traumatic stress.

Community Access Unlimited's entry shows success breaking through a wall of risks.

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Runaway and Homeless Youth Mural Contest
Learn about the designs submitted for the sixth annual mural contest for runaway and homeless youth programs.

A young woman volunteering in a community garden.

Celebrate Global Youth Service Day by Helping Young People Volunteer
The Youth Service America website includes dozens of ways to participate.

Happy diverse young people.

Linking Homeless Youth to Services: A Look at the Impact of Shelter and Drop-in Programs
Researchers talk to 79 young people in Columbus, Ohio, about their experiences and outcomes.

A young Native American man.

National Network Provides Leadership Opportunities for Native Youth
The emerging resource, launched by the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, seeks to elevate youth voice.

A young woman reads stories to children for the United Way of Southeast Michigan.

Post Your MLK Day of Service Events on Social Media
Tell others what you did to recognize the January 18 day of service.

A young woman holds a clipboard.

Screening and Assessment Tools for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs
Use these tools to decide what types of interventions and services each young person in your care needs.


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