Youth Development Frameworks
This report was published by the 4H Centre for Youth Development, University of California
HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:
Youth development theory is an emerging field of research, with a growing emphasis on positive youth development. The term “youth development” can be seen in three different ways: as the natural process through which youth grow into adults; as a set of principles underlying youth programs that encourage thriving among youth; or as a set of practices that foster the development of young people. The purpose of this monograph is to review and consider the strengths, limitations, and utility of the most commonly used youth development frameworks.