Adults are doing a lot of things right in developing young people, but we can do better. Positive youth development is everyone’s responsibility and requires reframing our views of youth and incorporating basic but important strategies to create healthy, caring, and responsible youth. Utilizing national and local research we can provides tools to help all members of a community to contribute to building young people’s social, emotional, and intrapersonal strengths. This is a dynamic, informative, and interactive session that provides participants with a renewed energy and commitment to support and develop youth.
To develop successful, healthy and responsible young people we can help you:
Reduce bullying to create positive climates of emotional and physical safety.
Incorporate youth as partners through positive youth development strategies such as the 5 Promises, Character Building (developed by the Positive Youth Development Project), Community Matters, Action for Youth, and other best practices.
Strengthen your organization, partnership, neighborhood association, or community.
By providing skilled facilitation, training, and planning assistance.
This manual provides strategies and tools for creating community partnerships that focus on preventing high-risk behaviors in youth ages 12 to 18 years old while promoting healthy behaviors, attitudes, and characteristics. The information in this manual is based on the lessons learned while consulting for the Action for Youth Initiative (AY) over a seven year period in the Paso del Norte region of West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Download the manual)
A helpful handbook version of the Action For Youth Manual. It is designed for larger distribution to help people understand their role in a community partnership. (Download the handbook in English – Descarge el instructivo en Español)