Book Review: Youth Development Principles and Practices in Out-of-School Time Settings

Jill Young


Youth Development Principles and Practices in Out-of-school Time Settings (Witt & Caldwell, 2018) is a comprehensive resource for students and professionals who work with youth in out-of-school time programs. The book weaves youth development theory and practice together so current and future practitioners can understand how to plan for, design, and evaluate youth programs that enable young people to thrive. Practitioners who work with adolescents will find the topics discussed relevant and the examples practical.


youth development; youth workers; youth development professionals

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Larson, R. W, Walker, K. C., Rusk, N., & Diaz, L. B. (2015). Understanding youth development from the practitioner’s point of view: A call for research on effective practice. Applied Developmental Science, 19(2), 74-86. doi:10.1080/10888691.2014.972558

Witt, P. A., & Caldwell, L. L. (Eds.) (2018). Youth development principles and practices in out-of-school time settings (2nd ed.). Urbana, IL: Sagamore-Venture.


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