New Journal Section: Thought Leader Commentaries

Beginning with the Spring 2018 special issue focused on the value of camp experiences, each issue will feature a special commentary by a leading figure in the field of youth development. These leaders are invited to reflect on a topic and share their thoughts on where we have been, where we are, and where we need to go.  Among the thought leaders to be featured this next year are Lance Ozier from The City University of New York, Karen Pittman from the Forum for Youth Investment, and Rich Lerner from Tufts University.  

If you have suggestions for leaders in youth development practice, research or policy that you would like to hear from, please contact section editor Dale Blyth (