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: What Adults Should Vote For

In this Youth-Nex Video Blog, this 4th grader talks about how adults can support youth to have a voice.

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New Podcast from Remaking Middle School

The Remaking Middle School initiative releases podcast exploring the many facets of adolescence.

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Youth-Nex Talk: Reimagining Youth Work(ers)

Dr. Bianca J. Baldridge talks "Reimagining Youth Work(ers) and the Ongoing Struggle for Racial Justice"

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