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Welcome to the Journal of Youth Development, an open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research. JYD serves applied researchers and evaluators as well as practitioners who work in youth-serving organizations or the intermediaries that support them.

JYD is the official journal of two of the largest professional associations for those working with and on behalf of young people, the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) and the National Afterschool Association (NAA).

As a reader, reviewer or author, please consider JYD your home for finding and sharing scholarship that bridges research and practice. For all the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@JournalYouthDev).

Current Issue: Volume 17, Issue 3 (2022)

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Cultural Humility Training for Mentors: Lessons Learned and Implications of Youth Programs
Amy J. Anderson, April Riordan, Lavasha Smith, Bridget Hillard, and Bernadette Sánchez

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Challenges, Opportunities, and Adaptations of a College Preparatory 4-H Youth Development Program during COVID-19
Emily M. Davis, Ann Sansing, Jasmine Harris-Speight, Mary Nelson Robertson, and David Buys

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Maximizing Youth Leadership in Out-of-School Time Programs: Six Best Practices from Youth Driven Spaces
Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu, Alison Shereda, Sara T. Stacy, John Kenneth Weiss, and Megan Heintschel

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Using STEM Camps to Improve Female Interest in Technology Careers
April H. Reed, Mark Angolia, Lyubov G. Sluder, and Leslie R. Pagliari

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An Enhanced Mentoring Model’s Impact on Youth in Boys and Girls Clubs
Lisa McGarrie, Eric Napierala, Carrie Oliver, Emily Heberlein, Brittany Taylor, and Angie Snyder

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A Self-Assessment Approach to Understanding 4-H Professional Development Needs in the Northeast
Marycarmen Kunicki, Marissa Staffen, Jennifer Cushman, Rachel E. Lyons, Lisa Phelps, and Kevin Sullivan

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Book Review: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race
Laura M. Stanton, Leo M. Taylor, Jenny M. Lobb, Pat Holmes, Steve Brady, and Imani Scruggs