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  • Annual Conference to Focus on After-School Contexts

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  • The Truth About Teenagers

    YOUTH-NEX FEATURED IN UVA MAGAZINE

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  • School Discipline Report Released

    Focus on "School-to-Prison-Pipeline"

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  • YN Work Featured on Katie Couric Show

    Changing Lives

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YOUTH-NEX  The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development — is a transdisciplinary center promoting healthy youth development, educational attainment and learning. Working across the University, Youth-Nex focuses on the assets of young people and works in a wide variety of areas including health management, civic engagement and education. Youth-Nex also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence, physical and mental health issues, substance abuse and school failure.

PROGRAMS

Youth-Nex programs of research focus on critical areas of youth development. These programs are multi-investigator, cross-disciplinary systematic research efforts. Each program is led by a U.Va. faculty member possessing substantial experience and expertise. It is our goal to generate new understanding about the most useful practices and appropriate policies in youth development.

Supportive Relationships | Program Director: Joseph P. Allen

Healthy Lifestyles  | Program Director: Arthur L. Weltman

Avoiding Risk | Program Directors: Dewey G. Cornell, Daniel J. Cox

Engaged Citizenship | Program Director: TBD

Methods | Program Director: Nancy L. Deutsch

Program Evaluation and Community Consultation