About CYD

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.