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, business, and more. Youth development focuses on activities that nurture the youth’s assets rather than on reducing particular risks or preventing specific problems. Its ultimate goal is to help youth become successful adults—not just problem free, but fully prepared to be responsible, contributing, and healthy adults.

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A Mentor’s Guide to Youth Development
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