Youth Development

Be A Poser: Strike Your Power Pose

Contributed by the Walton County Youth Advocacy Board As members of a Youth Advocacy Board, we find ourselves doing a good bit of public speaking. Sometimes it’s in front of peers at school, other times county commissioners or state legislators. In any case, it can be...

Give Your Program a Praise Makeover

Contributed by Jennifer Bateman, Ph.D., Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Vice President, Health, Wellness & Gender Praise is a powerful motivator for youth and one of the most efficient tools staff can use to shape desired behavior in out-of-school...

20 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Doing It

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Friends, media and local retailers are all abuzz with ways to show loved ones how much you care. This time of year can bring about a lot of pressure to engage in risky, sexual behaviors, but there’s good news! It’s okay to...