Missing in the youth development literature: the organization as host, cage, and promise.

Ross Ve Lure Roholt, Michael Baizerman, Sheetal Rana, Kathy Korum

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Good, high-quality youth development programs require effective youth organizations. While youth organizations are commonly understood as valuable and supportive of healthy youth development, attention and focus on youth organizations in both scholarship and practice are missing within the youth development field. The authors advocate for a more distinct and clearer focus on youth organizations to foster positive youth development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-26
Number of pages14
JournalNew directions for youth development
Issue number139
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


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