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About This Journal

Journal Mission: To bridge research and practice by cultivating and publishing youth development scholarship with and for youth, practitioners, and researchers in pursuit of an equitable and just society in which all young people can thrive.

Journal Vision: A world in which all youth and communities are authentically represented in youth development scholarship and practice, and in which youth development scholarship contributes to repairing historical and current inequities.

About Open Access: JYD is an Open Access journal which means that neither authors nor readers pay to publish in or read the journal. There are no author fees so that publishing in the journal is open and accessible to all. Similarly, there are no subscription fees for users. Every article ever published is available free to read or download at our website https://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jyd

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