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What factors promote positive youth development among Chinese youth?

Wang, Y., Li, X., Bronk, K. C., & Lin, D. (2022). Factors that promote positive Chinese youth development: A qualitative study. Applied Developmental Science, 0(0), 1–18.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2060225 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the pervasive use of positive youth development (PYD) in western countries, there’s a lack of work on PYD in mainland China, […]

Access to Quality Youth Programs and the Role They Play in Positive Youth Development

By Search Institute High-quality youth programs are a foundation for success for young people, allowing them to discover and build on their strengths and identities. They foster positive youth development in myriad ways, creating spaces where young people are known, seen, and valued. In particular, opportunities to participate in the arts, sports, and conservation activities […]

Beyond academics: How after-school programs play an essential role on youth development & learning

Philp, K. (2022). More than homework help: The critical role of afterschool programs for youth learning and development. Theory Into Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405841.2022.2107344 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Despite the growing popularity of after-school programs (APS) in America, their impact and funding are still controversial. This journal article reviews findings about after-school programs to highlight […]

Rooted in Relationships Podcast series with guest Jean Rhodes: Mentorship is a rich opportunity for positive development from youth to adulthood

Episode 2.6 – Jean Rhodes – Mentorship is a rich opportunity for positive development from youth to adulthood The mentor-mentee relationship can be particularly rich for both individuals. Mentors can connect mentees with opportunities and guide them through important educational, professional and personal stages in their lives. In this episode of Rooted in Relationships, former […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Pioneering Researcher, Reed Larson

  Editor’s note: Reed Larson’s seminal research on the lives of teenagers helped to launch the field of positive youth development, and his insights and findings continue to enrich the work of mentoring researchers. His work explores the contexts of daily life and how developmental processes unfold in extra-curricular activities. Reed is a professor in […]

The impact and experiences of Campus Connections Aotearoa | Tūhono Aiopīpī youth mentees and university student practitioners: Quantitative evaluation report 2017–2019. University of Auckland

Deane, K.L., Bullen, P., Wilder, K., & Williamson-Dean, R. (2020). The impact and experiences of Campus Connections Aotearoa | Tūhono Aiopīpī youth mentees and university student practitioners: Quantitative evaluation report 2017–2019. University of Auckland. https://cpb-ap-se2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.auckland.ac.nz/dist/c/389/files/2016/06/CC-A-Evaluation-Report.pdf By Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland [Reprinted from the Highlights Section] This report presents key […]

Just in time for summer: A new camper-counselor relationship questionnaire

Rubin, R. O., Johnson, S. K., Christensen, K. M., & Rhodes, J. (2022). Development and initial validation of a camper-counselor relationship scale. Applied Developmental Science.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2056462 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research on summer camps has consistently found evidence that campers develop skills that positively contribute to their development (such as self-esteem, independence, teamwork, […]

Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice Systems

By Hannah Lantos, Tiffany Allen, Fadumo M. Abdi, Felipe Franco, Kristin Anderson Moore, Jasmine Snell, Billie-Ann Bruce, Zakia Redd, Rebecca Robuck, & Jennifer Miller, Child Trends Over the past 30 years, a growing body of research has indicated that Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches can improve mental and physical health, education, and employment outcomes for […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Timothy Cavell on mentoring aggressive children, chronically bullied children, and next steps for the field

Timothy Cavell is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas’ J. William Fulbright college of Arts & Sciences. He has been a speaker and presenter at mentoring conferences, summits, and institutes around the country. Professor Cavell’s research interests focus on how mentoring relationships with children who are highly aggressive or chronically bullied […]