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Your source for youth development research

I want you to know about a valuable educational resource. We have a new trove of research papers, presentation recordings, and analysis about youth development research available on our website. These resources are curated by our Extension faculty specialists in youth development, STEM education, program quality, culture and diversity, program evaluation, citizenship and leadership and much more.

It's valuable for:
  • practitioners
  • researchers
  • university of college students
  • supporters and stakeholders
If you are practitioner, you can use this collection in your scholarship, to keep informed about program quality, find seminal works about positive youth development or identify studies that show how youth programs make a difference in young people's lives. This resource may also help support your goal of becoming a more actively engaged scholarly practitioner.

Researchers may use this site to stay abreast of current literature in the field and to see what types of issues practitioners are addressing through their work.

If you are a college or university student, you can use this collection to inform your research base when writing papers, when carrying out scholarly projects or to inform your community work. You will find credible print materials and videos that can be applied to your education.

Youth development supporters or stakeholders may use this collection to stay on top of youth development trends while staying anchored in the research that informs the foundation of our field.
Each page also contains a feed of "What we're reading" - a constantly changing list of news and journal articles that we come across in our daily work, curated by our faculty.

To keep these pages fresh, we welcome your feedback. Please tell us what you think! And feel free to suggest new works to include, by clicking on the feedback button on every page, or contacting our faculty expert, whose name appears on each page.

We hope you enjoy this resource!

-- Jennifer A. Skuza, PhD, assistant dean

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