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Youth Development

Activities and strategies that involve youths in decision making, use youths as resources to implement programs, and build youth assets and strengths that result in improved academic performance and lower-risk behaviors.
Character Education
Resources to build and develop character in youth; supports the core values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Mentoring
Information about mentoring, including resource materials, articles, names of organizations and CDE contacts, and links to Web sites about mentoring.
Research
Selected articles and summaries and Web sites about research related to youth development, assets, resiliency, academic achievement, and lower-risk behaviors.
Resources
Resources related to youth development, where to go to obtain materials and training, available funding, and links to national, state, and county levels.
Training
Selected training videos, PowerPoint presentations, and technical assistance for school staff using a youth development approach to improve academic achievement, lower risk behaviors, and foster resiliency.
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