The Impact of Positive Youth Development

10:00 AM
11:15 AM


Supporting our youth as they develop positive core values and the ability to resist risky behavior is essential in today’s world. Having the data to illustrate the differences the coalition is making is helpful when discussing your program with community members and funders. Three youth development program leaders will discuss their programs, how they use the 40 developmental assets in their programming and their successes. Their evaluator will share the data collection methods used and the findings that illustrate how these programs are making a difference in building the leaders of the future.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Understand the importance of the role youth play in prevention programs

2) Understand the 40 developmental assets and their importance in youth development

3) Understand data collection methods used to measure the impact of youth development programs

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Jamie Sierfeld
LMTI Supervisor
Partners in Prevention
Kym Laube
Executive Director
MaryAnn Wojton
VP of Research
Epiphany Community Services