Youth Development

Youth Development BannerArizona’s 21st CCLC understands the need for a quality program to consider the whole child. This includes: ensuring student safety, including Social Emotional Learning (SEL), youth’s voice, connecting students to community, encouraging youth leadership and exploring new interests. Our awarded grantees have written into their plan specific objectives related to Positive Youth Development (YD). Included are resources that partners in the field have found helpful.

The Arizona 21st CCLC team has created a framework to assist program leaders and their community to better understand youth development policy, support, and examples of successful programs. (Click thumbnail for full Youth Development Frameworks)


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