2020 YDN Sacramento Youth Engagement Report

Why are young people in Sacramento less engaged in School and Community Programs during the lockdown? This data collected by YDN in December 2020 may illuminate some of the reasons, making sure to take into account the voice of young people.

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.

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