Positive Youth Development

Teen Development


“The Positive Youth Development Approach understands that all young people need support, guidance, and opportunities during adolescence. It also looks toward creating supportive communities for all young people and at the same time, engaging youth to contribute to the well-being of the larger community.”
   --The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families.

The members of The Eagle River Youth Coalition follow the Positive Youth Development approach of building on the strengths of young people instead of focusing on their weaknesses. This is accomplished is through the framework of the 40 Developmental Assets. “The Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets® are common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.”

To find out more go to www.search-institute.org/assets.

Positive Youth Development resources:

Free Video Training Series For Parents: Helping Adults Understand Teens & Teens Understand Themselves
Teen Mentoring: Success in School and Life by Josh Shipp
Calming the Teenage Mind in the Classroom
Too Smart to Start
40 Developmental Assets
Helping America's Youth
Act For Youth
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
Girl Scouts of America
Media Smart Youth


Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 | info@eagleyouth.org
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