YDC Meeting Agendas & Summaries
This is a listing of all previous Youth Development Council meeting agendas and summaries. All files for download are in pdf format.
2017-2019 Juvenile Crime Prevention Guidelines, approved by the Council
Positive Youth Development Approach to Education Success, Career and Workforce, and Juvenile Crime Prevention, approved by the Council
The 2017-2019 Request for Applications process is now under development. The Youth Development Council on September 29 approved Positive Youth Development (PYD) as the framework to be used as the foundation for the Unified Systems Approach across all three YDC funding areas: School Engagement and Success; Career and Workforce Development; and Juvenile Crime Prevention. The basis for this approval was laid out in a report done by Dr. Mary Arnold, Chair of the Research, Data and Evaluation Committee. An accompanying PowerPoint also lays out the use of Positive Youth Development in the upcoming RFA process, including the implementation of PYD through Youth Program Quality Principles.
As the report states: “…Programs for youth at risk, such as those funded by the YDC, and utilizing a PYD approach, must adhere carefully to three areas critical to PYD program quality: 1) Youth Program Quality Principles, 2) trauma-informed approaches, and 3) developmental relationships. In addition, for programs working with tribes, or other culturally-centric populations, care must be taken to conduct programs within the culturally-relevant and tribal best-practices contexts…”
The YDC’s Research, Data, and Evaluation Committee will be meeting over the next few months to make additional refinements to the 2017-2019 Request for Applications process before releasing it in early 2017.
May 21st, 2015
Special Meeting Summary
September 27, 2012
First Meeting/Council Training