Youth-Nex hosts an annual fall conference and sponsors other events throughout the year.
Our 3rd annual conference will be held October 10 & 11, 2013 at the University of Virgina. It is by invitation only.
The focus will be physical activity, health, and well-being.
"In Between: Middle Schools as Centers for Positive Youth Development"
October 18 & 19, 2012
"Forward Thinking: Preparing Our Youth for the Coming World" (YN Inaugural Conference)
October 24 & 25, 2011
Youth-Nex holds a series of monthly presentations for faculty and doctoral students to exchange informally about challenges, interesting new issues or findings in our work across Grounds.
Details for All Meetings:
Bavaro Hall, (in Holloway Hall)
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The presentation will last one-half hour followed by a discussion with attendees.
February 22 - Charles Hillman - "The Relation of Childhood Fitness to Brain Health, Cognition, and Achievement"
Hillman is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health.
March 29 - Charles Smith - "Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention Study"
Smith is Executive Director at the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and Vice President for Research at the Forum for Youth Investment. Audio.
Virginia Festival of the Book Panel
March 24 - Dewey Cornell, Jane Hansen, Joseph Jones - "Books, Writing, and Other New Strategies to Make Our Schools Safer"