Participation in SOS Outreach : a Positive Youth Development program
Adolescence can be a time burdened by physical, emotional and social developmental challenges. However, many extracurricular programs now focus on fostering Positive Youth Development (PYD) with a primary goal of helping youth develop positive life skills and positive trajectories. Many of these programs emphasize providing youth with opportunities to develop positive self-identities and life skills that they can apply to other areas of their lives. Studies have demonstrated positive outcomes of these programs, but have also shown that youth participation is key for gaining these benefits. ...