Youth Development & Engagement
The Community Action Framework for Youth Development
This publication seeks to integrate basic knowledge about youth development and the community conditions that affect it with emerging hypotheses about what it will take to transform communities into places where all young people can achieve their fullest potential.
Great Transitions, Preparing Adolescents for a New Century
With Great transitions The Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development brings to a close its decade long effort. A key lesson from its experience is the importance of careful examination of the facts, nonpartisan analysis, broad dissemination with the involvement of key sectors, and sustained commitment over a period of years.
Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement
This paper is based on work started in 1990 at the AED Center for Youth Development and Policy Research and continued at the International Youth Foundation and the Forum for Youth Investment (formerly IYF-US). It builds directly upon Pittman and Irby’s 1996 paper, Preventing Problems or Promoting Development. This updated version incorporates critical ideas about young people as participants and change makers — ideas that, in our minds, are the next, most powerful iterations of the youth development approach.
California Healthy Kids Survey
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. Get your results now.
Hope, Engagement, Well-Being National report
The Gallup Student Poll is a landmark new measure that will track the hope, engagement, and well-being of students across the United States over a 10 year period. Through a Web-based survey administered in America’s schools, cities and school districts are partnering with Gallup and America’s Promise Alliance to gather sound, actionable data that can explain and address the graduation crisis.