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Youth Development - A Primer
Here are the basics on youth development - what it is, how it applies to youth and parent programs, and seven simple steps create a youth development program in your program. Download the youth development primer here.
Youth Develompent Indicators
What does youth develompent look like in practice? Here are sample indicators for the developmental outcomes that help you recognize the signs of effective programming - you know when it’s working! Download the indicators for OST programs or the indicators for parent center programs.
12 Youth Development Outcomes
SAFETY & STRUCTURE
· A perception that one is safe in the world and that daily events are somewhat predictable
· A perception that one is a “good person” who contributes to self and others
MASTERY & FUTURE
· A perception that one is “making it” and will succeed in the future
BELONGING & MEMBERSHIP
· A perception that one values, and is valued by, others in the family and in the community
RESPONSIBILIT Y & AUTONOMY
· A perception that one has some control over daily events and is accountable for one's own actions and for the consequences on others
SELF-AWARENESS AND SPIRITUALITY
· A perception that one is unique and is intimately attached to extended families, cultural groups, communities, higher deities, and/or principle
· The ability and motivation to act in ways that best ensure current and future physical health for self and for others.
· The ability and motivation to respond affirmatively to and cope with positive and adverse situations, to reflect on one's emotions and surroundings, and to engage in leisure and fun
· The ability and motivation to learn in school and in other settings, to gain the basic knowledge needed to graduate from high school, to use critical thinking, to be creative, to use problem-solving and expressive skills, and to conduct independent study
· The ability and motivation to gain the functional and organizational skills necessary for employment, including an understanding of careers and options, and the steps necessary to reach goals
CIVIC & SOCIAL ABILITY
· The ability and motivation to work collaboratively with others for the larger good and to sustain caring friendships and relationships with others
· The ability and motivation to respect and affirmatively respond to differences among groups and individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, and traditions