Positive Youth Development


Tuesday November 9, 2010

8:30 am Registration, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

(lunch and resource materials included)

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes

107 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay, ON

Positive Youth Development (PYD) is an approach that sees communities and agencies

supporting youth as they develop socially, emotionally, ethically, physically and

cognitively. During this day-long workshop, join colleagues and other youth development

workers as you:


learn to better understand the needs of youth;


learn about adolescent brain development, and how it can influence program planning;


apply the process, principles and practice of Positive Youth Development;


hear about the 5 Cs, what they are and why youth need them;


connect how healthy eating strategies can engage youth in positive programming;


learn how the Intentional Youth Development resource is going online in the future; and


benefit from becoming part of a network of those who support those aged 13 – 19 years.

In addition to learning about the ‘theory’ of PYD, in this session you will be introduced to a

series of exercises and activities designed to move your PYD approach from ‘paper theory’

to the practical application. A workbook will help you process the information, which you

can then share with others with whom you work and/or who support your youth


Come prepared to listen, discuss, share and learn in this interactive training event. You will

return to your agency or department armed with tools, resources and research designed

to help your services be responsive and supportive with and for youth.


the presenter…

This workshop is being presented in different parts of Ontario by facilitators who are known for their

expertise in working with and supporting youth. They bring real-life experiences to each session which

helps create an environment for self-reflection and sharing. These individuals understand the challenges

of explaining the complexities of youth development and youth work to funders, decision makers, and

community representatives and they are passionate about helping you build and/or reinforce a Positive

Youth Development approach in your work environment and your community!