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.

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What's New at Youth-Nex

Youth-Nex Blog: Identity & Adolescence in COVID-19

Four students pen new blog on "Adolescence in the Time of COVID-19: Building an Identity Focused Online Environment."

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Returning to School with Equity in Mind Resources

This PD series provides teachers with support & strategies to prepare for school re-entry during COVID-19 with an equity lens

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Youth-Nex Blog: Dialoging for Democracy

Guest writers from City Year share "Reflections on Youth Voice, this Historical Moment, and Dialoging for Democracy."

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