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Youth Leadership

Positive youth development has long been recognized as an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances youths’ strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people.

The Youth Leadership Startup Guide is intended to provide communities with an overview of the key evidence-based framework for youth leadership and to serve as an implementation framework. 

While each community establishes a plan for youth leadership within CYI, there are core components and philosophies that tie these efforts together across the state. The following documents are an overview of the youth leadership philosophy and framework. 

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