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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Check out the new Journal of Youth Development


With the start of 2017, our own Kate Walker is the new editor of the Journal of Youth Development (JYD), an open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research. JYD serves applied researchers and evaluators as well as practitioners who work in youth-serving organizations or the intermediaries that support them. Enroll as a JYD reader, reviewer and author at jyd.pitt.edu, and follow JYD on Facebook and Twitter (@JournalYouthDev).

Listen to our latest podcasts!


Our new podcast series features Center for Youth Development staff discussing research and best practices in youth development. 


Sam Grant shares her thoughts on the four ways we mess up storytelling: (1) we make the story about our organization, (2) we want the story to be perfect, (3) we have the story but nothing to back it up, and (4) we try to appeal to emotions and end up victimizing our customers.


Do you ever hear this complaint from local leaders: "There are no young people stepping forward to replace me on this committee!"? They seem frustrated that they can't leave a community committee because there's no one to replace them. Brian McNeill discusses, is there really a leadership gap, and if so, why?
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