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 18, Issue 3 (2023)

Front Matter

Program and Practice Articles


Embracing Virtual Reality Technology with Black Adolescents to Redress Police Encounters
Danielle M. Olson, Tyler Musgrave, Divya Gumudavelly, Chardee Galan, Sarita Schoenebeck, D. Fox Harrell, and Riana E. Anderson


“It Takes a Village!”: Social Capital Building in a Remote Hawai‘i Community
Manca Sustarsic, Sothy Eng, Nancy Ooki, and Heather Greenwood

Research and Evaluation Studies


Supporting Staff Supports Youth Well-being at Summer Camp
Robert P. Lubeznik-Warner and Nila Rosen


Trauma-Informed Youth Sport: Identifying Program Characteristics and Challenges to Advance Practice
Kayla Hussey, Lindsey C. Blom, Zenzi Huysmans, Dana Voelker, Matt Moore, and Thalia M. Mulvihill

Resource Review