Youth-Nex | The UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development

Youth-Nex is a trans-disciplinary center focusing on three core domains: a) Out-of-School Time; b) Educational Systems: Middle School; and c) Community Engagement: Civic and Political (learn more in our about page). Central to its work is a translational approach to scholarship and innovation which aims to expand and apply the science of Positive Youth Development to enhance the strengths of youth and to prevent developmental risk such as violence; physical and mental health issues; substance abuse and school failure. View the Youth-Nex brochure.

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What's New at Youth-Nex

Youth-Nex Blog: Addressing SEL Loss from COVID-19

Zach Bell, a PE teacher, explores how to address SEL learning loss from COVID-19 with 4 factors for youth moral development.

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Youth-Nex Job Market Candidates

Learn more about the Youth-Nex candidates on the job market this year!

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Youth-Nex Blog: For Youth, COVID-19 Changed Everything

Read 16-year old reflect on how the National Response Movement gave her new purpose during the pandemic.

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