Youth-Nex


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


Youth-Nex 7th Conference

In November, the 7th Youth-Nex Conference will be on “Dialoging for Democracy: Youth Moral Reasoning and Social Justice”

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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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Q&A: How Developing Moral Reasoning in Youth Helps Create a Better Democracy

Professor Johari Harris shares more about her work on equity, civil engagement and social justice.

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