Positive Youth Development
Primary Sources: Ensuring That Learning Goes On When School’s Out
Research shows that providing expanded learning opportunities, or ELOs, for older youth in the out-of-school hours may make adolescents more likely to go to school, finish their homework, do well on standardized test scores, and have good study habits and high motivation.
Primary Sources: Thinking Positive in More Ways Than One
New research is showing that Positive Youth Development activities are better together and when combined with other strength-building approaches.
Bright Idea: Sometimes Six Mentors Are Better Than One
When Annette Klinefelter sat down to design a mentoring program for girls in Portland, Oregon, the professional women who would serve as the program’s mentors had a few minor stipulations.
New Year, New Look at Positive Youth Development
We asked longstanding experts in the field—advocates, practitioners, researchers and educators—to reflect on the current state of PYD policy and practice and to provide insight on how we can continue to move forward. Here's what they told us.