What is Positive Youth Development?

This factsheet was created by the Family and Youth Services Bureau.

This factsheet provides an overview of the 5 Cs of positive youth development: 

  • competence
  • confidence
  • connection
  • character
  • caring/compassion

Family and Youth Services Bureau. (2012). What is positive youth development? Runaway and Homeless Youth Issues at a Glance. Retrieved from: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/fysb/whatispyd20120829.pdf

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