Social Inclusion in Positive Youth Development Programs
YouthPower Learning has defined PYD as an approach which engages youth along with their families, communities, and/or governments, so that youth are empowered to reach their full potential. PYD transitions away from traditional approaches of responding to young people as a risk or problem and toward proactively building skills, fostering healthy relationships, and supporting youth to be active partners in development efforts. PYD approaches can only be successful if they work actively alongside all young people toward a more inclusive and equal society.
This brief covers the importance of social inclusion for positive youth development and key considerations for understanding, tracking, measuring, and evaluating the impact of social inclusion initiatives.