A Youth Development Approach

Youth development, or positive youth development, serves as the unifying principle for YDEKC’s diverse coalition of organizations. Learn more about how we define Youth Development, and how you can help support the youth development field by exploring the video and links below.


Learn more about YDEKC’s definition of a Youth Development Approach, explore YDEKC’s Social Emotional Learning resources, and read the Aspen Institute’s report From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope to learn more about why a youth development approach matters to youth success.