Journal of Youth Development

Welcome to the Journal of Youth Development, an open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research. JYD serves applied researchers and evaluators as well as practitioners who work in youth-serving organizations or the intermediaries that support them.

JYD is the official journal of two of the largest professional associations for those working with and on behalf of young people, the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) and the National Afterschool Association (NAA). 

As a reader, reviewer or author, please consider the Journal of Youth Development your home for finding and sharing scholarship that bridges research and practice. For all the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@JournalYouthDev). 


Vol 15, No 3 (2020): Special Issue: National Academies Consensus Reports on Youth

This special issue features applied summaries of recent consensus reports from the National Academies that inform and support youth development practice.

Table of Contents

Thought Leader Commentary

Angela Diaz, David Britt, James M. Perrin
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1-7

Special Issue Articles

Suzanne Le Menestrel
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8-26
Dara Shefska, Emily P. Backes
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27-44
Suzanne Le Menestrel
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45-58
Rebekah Hutton, Priyanka Nalamada
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59-73
Nicole F. Kahn
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74-85
Erin Kellogg
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86-112

Reflection

Richard F. Catalano
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113-117