All young people will have equitable access to opportunities to develop their creative potential, to live richer, fuller lives and develop the critical learning and life skills they need to become active contributors to their communities.
The Creative Youth Development National Partnership is working in concert with the broader field to drive collective action in three strategic priorities to advance creative youth development:
- VISIBILITY & IMPACT: Documenting and Communicating Outcomes and Impact
- FUNDING: Building Pathways to Funding
- FIELD BUILDING: Professional Development, Networking & Technical Assistance
What is Creative Youth Development?
Creative Youth Development (CYD) is a recent term for a longstanding theory of practice that integrates creative skill-building, inquiry, and expression with positive youth development principles, fueling young people’s imaginations and building critical learning and life skills.
The following videos showcase stories of youth experiences in leadership, racial equity and social justice, and collective action in their communities — the core values of Creative Youth Development.
National Action Blueprint Outlines Strategies for Positive Change
The Creative Youth Development National Partnership, in concert with more than 650 cross-sector stakeholders nationally, is calling for all young people to have equitable access to opportunities to: realize their creative potential; live richer, fuller lives; and develop the critical learning and life skills they need to become active contributors to their communities. Read the Blueprint.
From the Blog
Launched in May 2020, the National Youth Network connects young artists ages 13-24 from across the United States. Every Friday at 7pm ET youth are invited to come together
Culminating events are central to creative youth development. Events provide a focus for youth to remain engaged. They are a forum for young people to share and celebrate their