Positive Youth Development

Positive Youth Development

The Bureau of Positive Youth Development works with local governments, communities, local partnerships, and community based organizations, to develop and implement prevention focused programs and services that are targeted to at-risk communities and at-risk populations of youth. These programs and services are intended to promote the positive development of youth and to reduce and/or avoid the risky behaviors of youth.

Programs and services are designed:

to promote healthy family interactions

to promote health & healthy lifestyle choices

to promote healthy family interactions

to promote health & healthy lifestyle choices

  • to promote healthy family interactions
  • to promote health & healthy lifestyle choices
    • to prevent teen pregnancy
    • to prevent substance use
    • to prevent delinquent behaviors
    • to prevent obesity
  • to increase positive adult role models for youth
  • to support and encourage academic achievement
  • to develop/increase the life skills in youth necessary to achieve self sufficiency
  • to develop conflict resolution skills
  • to increase career development & youth employment
  • to increase protective factors in youth, and
  • to decrease risk factors

Programs administered by the Bureau of Positive Youth Development include: