JYD Summer 2024 Issue Published

JYD Summer 2024 Issue Published



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Good day JYD Readers,

The Journal of Youth Development (JYD) has published its latest issue at https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/jyd.

This issue addresses critical issues affecting youth and the youth development field. Key articles include a study on the global campus mental health crisis, revealing alarming levels of stress and mental health challenges among college students. Another explores the widespread but inconsistently structured summer camps in Europe, highlighting the need for better regulation and quality. The role of 4-H volunteer training in fostering youth development is examined, with findings on gender differences in promoting essential elements. Additionally, the prevalence and implications of Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) for US adolescents with disabilities are discussed. Lastly, an article emphasizes the critical period of adolescence for mental health development and the barriers youth face in accessing necessary mental health services.

We thank the authors who have chosen JYD as the platform for their scholarly work, as well as to the reviewers who have generously contributed their time and expertise to JYD through their service. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) and the National Afterschool Association (NAA) for sponsoring and guiding the journal.

We also extend appreciation to the JYD community, as well as to our readers and visitors, for actively engaging with the journal as a valuable resource for exploring the study and practice of youth development.

Please visit our website to access articles and follow JYD on social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter (@JournalYouthDev) to stay updated on the latest news and developments.


Barry A. Garst


Journal of Youth Development

JYD Summer 2024 Issue Published