Professional Development Resources

PYD Theories

Knopka’s Eight Basic Needs of Youth Development

Brofenbrenner’s Ecological Model of Youth Development

Roger Hart’s Ladder of Participation

PYD in Practice

Journal of Youth Development

University of Minnesota Extension

PYD Evaluation Tools

Wiekert’s Youth Program Quality Assessment

Thriving Model Principles of Program Quality

Youth-Adult Partnership Resources

University of California Extension

University of Wisconsin Extension

Act For Youth

Youth Adult Partnership Rubric Michigan State University