Positive youth development

Positive youth development, is a strengths-based view of adolescence. This approach focuses on helping youth acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become healthy and productive adults.
  • Positive youth development guides communities and organizations in how they organize services, opportunities and support to engage youth in reaching their full potential.
  • Positive youth development incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies.

PYD fact sheet

Read more about the positive youth development approach.

PYD in action tool

Use this tool to examine and evaluate your positive youth development approach.

Youth Advisor Readiness Assessment

Ready to Hire a Youth Advisor? Let this tool guide you in asking some critical questions for getting ready.

Youth Partnership for Health

Learn about this important youth advisory council.