A curriculum for Youth Development
Welcome to the new training: Positive Youth Development 101. This is training for youth workers –
we consider any professional or paraprofessional who works directly with young people a youth worker.
Our goals are to make you familiar with positive youth development as an approach or philosophy of
working with young people. We will explore its core concepts and underlying theoretical frameworks,
the research that supports it, and its practical application. Finally, we will provide you with many
We will spend much time together – a total of 10 hours. Let’s start with some introductions and a little
warm‐up activity to start the process of getting to know each other.