What is Youth Development?

A Process
... of human growth through which adolescents move from being taken care of – to taking care of themselves and others.
An Approach
... where policy, funding, and programming are directed at providing supports to young people as they build their capacities and strengths to meet their personal and social needs.
A set of Practices
... that adults use to provide youth with the types of relationships and experiences needed to fuel healthy development.

Dissemination Guidelines
email:  info@ydsi.org
phone:  609.838.2636
fax:  609.581.1578
Youth Development Strategies, Inc.
4 Kosco Court
Hamilton, NJ 08610