|Welcome to Youth Work Matters! Whether you are a parent,
neighbor, church member, teacher or concerned citizen, your work with
youth matters. We all have a responsibility to help young people grow
and develop positively. Our role as caring adults makes a difference
in their lives. Our work with youth - both volunteer and professional
- needs to come from an informed, intentional way of understanding
their lives and the ways we support and promote their growth. Here
you will have an opportunity to learn more about youth development.
Each lesson is designed to give you the opportunity to think and reflect
on the work you do with youth. These come from a solid grounding in
research and many years of daily work with youth by youth workers
across the country.