Positive Youth Development

A young man reads from a tablet.

Top NCFY Content of 2015
See which articles were most popular in 2015.

Young people playing tug-of-war.

Database Helps Youth Workers Find Activities for Support Groups
Find youth-friendly icebreakers, games, and exercises organized by topic.

A thoughtful young person.

National Runaway Prevention Month 2015: Preventing and Responding to Youth Homelessness
Learn about interventions that strengthen families and young people's ability to be self-sufficient.

Mural painting of trees.

Celebrating A Half-Decade of the FYSB Mural Contest
We kick off the sixth annual contest with a look back at five years of youth creativity and resilience.

A young person spray paints a mural.

Applications Now Available for the 2016 FYSB Mural Contest
Grantees of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program can receive a gift card to bring their murals to life.

Young woman in a bus terminal.

Does the Home Free Program Affect Family Dynamics, Communication?
Researchers talk to 107 parents and guardians whose children used the service offered by the FYSB-supported National Runaway Safeline.

Jessica Petrikowksi

'I'm an Artist': How Creativity Heals Trauma
At A Reason To Survive in San Diego, young people find their voice and their strength through painting, music, and other creative pursuits.

A diverse group of young men.

Which Young Men Are Most Likely to Get Their Partners Pregnant?
A new study uncovers which groups of behaviors are linked to pregnancy.

A Latina young woman from the Dating Matters program.

Q&A: Caroline Miller on Oakland, CA’s Anti-Dating Violence Pilot
Learn about progress in year 3 of a randomized trial of the Dating Matters program.

Diverse and happy young people

Learn How to Promote the Well-being of Youth and Families
Listen to an archived webinar about the five-domain framework developed by the Full Frame Initiative.


9-5 pm Eastern