Youth Development & Leadership
Apply for the Youth Action Council on Transition
Are you a youth, age 12-25, who wants to develop leadership and advocacy skills and become a leader in your community who improves opportunities and services for all youth?
Are you a professional or organization who wants to increase youth voice, leadership, and youth-adult partnerships within your organization and community?
If so, apply for the Youth Action Council on Transition - Deadline is September 13th!
Why Youth Development & Leadership (YD/L)
Youth Development is a process that prepares young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a coordinated, progressive series of activities and experiences which help them gain skills and competencies. Youth Leadership is part of that process. In order to control and direct their own lives based on informed decisions, YD/L need to be included as core components of transition programming for all youth, including youth with disabilities.
NCWD/Y organizes YD/L into five areas learning, connecting, thriving, working, and leading, consistent with the framework supported by the Forum for Youth Investment.
Using the Forum for Youth Investment’s Framework, NCWD/Y has outlined intended outcomes and activities for each of the following five areas.
Find out more information about each of these areas by clicking on them below.
Programs & Networks
Youth Tip Sheets
More Publications for Youth
Publications for Youth Service Professionals
To learn the latest details about NCWD/Youth resources and tools and to discuss news, events, issues and policies central to preparing youth for transition to adulthood.