A Guide to Effective Investments in Positive Youth Development

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The Finance Project

This paper reviews some of the most recent research on what makes an effective youth development program and seeks to guide decision-makers on where to invest limited resources. It highlights various evidence-based programs around the country, stressing the importance of strategically using data on outcomes and results to drive funding decisions. It also stresses the importance of taking a universal approach toward youth development, as opposed to dealing with single issues, such as teenage pregnancy or drug abuse. 48 Pages. Free. http://www.financeproject.org/publications/PositiveYouthDev.pdf.