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.
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 | Program Director: Maryfrances R. Porter