Engaging Youth Development & Participation toward Successful Outcomes
This resource explains and is based on the Positive Youth Development approach to reaching youth. Positive Youth Development (PYD) is an active process which enables youth to reach their full potential by providing them with opportunities and experiences to be leaders and gain skills. A PYD approach recognizes that young people are resources to develop and engage in their own personal transformation.
This document aims to help readers rethink the ways in which youth services are seen and developed by illustrating the importance of active youth involvement in their personal development. It explores how the youth development approach is essential to promoting personal development, which leads to healthy behaviors. The key to the youth development approach is engaging youth in the process, rather than treating youth as objects to be fixed or recipients of what adults have to give.
This resource explains the key components of a program based on the PYD approach
Last modified: March 25, 2019