Search Institute – Search Institute seeks to help families, schools, and communities make the world a better place for children and youth. On this website, you will find the tools and research you need—including the framework of 40 Developmental Assets.
National AfterSchool Association (NAA) – NAA is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours. Free memberships and access to articles, resources and professional development opportunities are available.
Afterschool Alliance – The nation’s leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the Administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors and advocates across the country.
Energize, Inc. – Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. The purpose of this website is to connect leaders to the world of volunteerism by to exchanging views on critical issues in the field, browsing pertinent articles and purchase quality books on volunteer management, gathering information on how to broaden their professional skills and networks, advancing their careers and linking to other sites useful to volunteer managers.
Foundations, Inc. – Foundations, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to improving educational experiences for America’s children and youth—throughout the day, everywhere they learn. As the resource for building educational capacity, Foundations meets the unique needs of our clients with a wide range of services and products, from professional development and customized technical assistance to business services and targeted program materials.
University of Minnesota – Extension – This guide detailing the Keys to Quality Youth Development is a working tool to stimulate, challenge, and encourage youth and adults as they work together to plan, conduct, and evaluate quality experiences. Whether you are a parent, teacher, volunteer, youth development professional, or teenager, this planning guide will help you work with youth. How you choose to use it will depend on the situation and the desired outcomes.
National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) – The University of Oklahoma, National Resource Center for Youth Development’s (NRCYD) is a service of the Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau and a member of the TTA Network. NRCYD’s overall goal is to build the capacity of States and Tribes to provide high quality services to their youth in out of home placements, former foster youth and other youth in at-risk situations.
YMCA – With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, the YMCA’s impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET) – The National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET) is a national voluntary coalition of more than 40 organizations and advocacy groups representing special education, general education, career and technical education, youth development, multicultural perspectives and parents. NCSET’s primary task has been to articulate national standards and quality indicators that serve to guide policy development and professional practice at both state and local levels. They are organized in to the following five content areas: Schooling, Career Preparatory Experiences, Youth Development & Youth Leadership, Family Involvement and Connecting Activities.
ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth Center of Excellence – ACT for Youth connects research to practice in the areas of positive youth development and adolescent sexual health. Their website contains information and resources to explain the principles of positive youth development (PYD) and address practical issues that communities and programs may face.
GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.