— By Community Network for Youth Development
The Youth Development Guide focuses on translating the youth development approach from a set of compelling ideas into practical action. Though the Guide was primarily designed as a youth development orientation tool, it also includes:
- Resources necessary for deeper exploration of key youth development practices,
- Background research that supports the value of using the youth development approach, and
- Specific and practical advice on how to strengthen individual staff practices and organizational policies in after school programs to support learning and young people’s healthy development.
Each chapter in the Youth Development Guide presents descriptions of core youth development practices, provides hands-on examples of how to encourage and strengthen practices, and offers exercises to use with staff members on site. Get the guide.