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 2 (2020): COVID-19 Commentary

This special commentary offers guidance on supporting youth development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Table of Contents

Thought Leader Commentary

Andrea Vest Ettekal, Jennifer P. Agans