Youth-Nex | The UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development

Youth-Nex is a trans-disciplinary center focusing on three core domains: a) Out-of-School Time; b) Educational Systems: Middle School; and c) Community Engagement: Civic and Political (learn more in our about page). Central to its work is a translational approach to scholarship and innovation which aims to expand and apply the science of Positive Youth Development to enhance the strengths of youth and to prevent developmental risk such as violence; physical and mental health issues; substance abuse and school failure. View the Youth-Nex brochure.

What's New at Youth-Nex

Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Williams

Dr. Joseph Williams researches academic resilience in children who face social and economic hardships.

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The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity in Secondary Schools

Watch this panel discussion on the recent NASEM 'Promise of Adolescence' report

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Remaking Middle School

Viewing middle school through the lens of PYD reveals a disconnect between what we know and how schooling is delivered.

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