Journal Sponsorship


The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) is the proud home and financial host of the Journal of Youth Development.  NAE4-HA was instrumental in the creation of JYD and the Chair of NAE4-HA’s Research and Program Committee serves as the Co-Chair of the Journal’s Publication Committee which is responsible for the content and editorial policies of the journal.  NAE4-HA is the professional organization for those dedicated to promoting, strengthening, enhancing and advocating for the 4-H youth development profession. The Association is an internationally recognized, non-profit, non-partisan association of professional youth development educators. NAE4-HA is one of the largest professional associations for youth development workers with a diverse membership of nearly 4,200 youth development professionals.  Learn more about NAE4-HA at

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) is proud to partner with NAE4-HA to bring you the Journal of Youth Development.  The mission of the National AfterSchool Association is to foster development, provide education, and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school-time community. The Journal of Youth Development is part of our Bridging Research, Policy and Practice Committee’s ongoing commitment to bringing the best to afterschool.  NAA is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours. Our members include afterschool program directors, coordinators, sponsors, front-line staff, school leaders, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals, board of education members, non-profit leaders, advocates, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and more. Learn more about NAA at

Special Thanks

The Journal of Youth Development Publications Committee is especially grateful to National 4-H Headquarters at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and National 4-H Council for their support of the youth development field and the Journal’s efforts to bridge research and practice.  Without their support and the efforts of NAE4-HA the Journal of Youth Development would not exist. 

Annual Sponsors

The following organizations have provide special gifts of $500 or more in the current fiscal year to support the mission of the Journal of Youth Development. The Publications Committee is grateful for their support and engagement in this important work.

Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University

The Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development is a laboratory within the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. The Institute has the mandate and goal to be a center of excellence for the conduct and dissemination of top-tier scholarship and for the education and professional development of graduate and undergraduate students interested in enhancing the lives of diverse children, families, and communities.