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Positive Youth Development in the United States

April 18, 2012

Last Reviewed: August 24, 2015

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This is a historical document. Use for research and reference purposes only.

This seminal study, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1996, reviewed the state of the field of positive youth development and examined evaluations of existing programs. The authors concluded that a wide range of positive youth development approaches can result in positive youth behavior outcomes and the prevention of youth problem behaviors.

Positive Youth Development in the United States

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