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Youth-Nex is dedicated to using our platform to amplify the voices and lived experiences of adolescents who have been marginalized, to providing a venue for scholars and practitioners whose work is furthering the goal of racial justice, and to support a developmental science that is not only anti-racist, but is in the service of dismantling white supremacy.
Youth-Nex News & Resources
What Adults Should Vote For: Charlottesville Freedom School scholar shares why voting is important and what youth can do in this new Youth-Nex Blog.
Youth’s Sociopolitical Development: Dr. Chauncey Smith discusses his work on understanding sociopolitical development in this new Youth-Nex profile.  
Writing Group for Black Scholars: Grad students Miray Seward & Edward Scott win APA award for developing new writing group for Black scholars.
Lesson in Adolescence Podcast: The Remaking Middle School Initiative launches a new podcast exploring the many facets of early adolescence from the adverse, to the awkward, to the awesome.
  • Reimagining Youth Work(ers): Watch Dr. Bianca J. Baldridge gave a Youth-Nex talk on the ongoing struggle for racial justice in youth work.
  • African American History Education: Dr. Derrick Alridge & commission members present final report on improving the way African American history is taught in Virginia schools.
  • Black College Student Mental Health: Join Dr. Seanna Leath & colleagues for a 11/5 panel on what institutions need to know and do to support healing and thriving in a time of racial crisis.
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Youth-Nex was founded in 2009 to expand and apply the science of positive youth development to address fundamental challenges facing societies around the world. Through science and community partnerships, Youth-Nex enhances the strengths of children and adolescents and prevents developmental risk. Our vision is that our nation’s youth - a rich, often untapped resource - may flourish.
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