Embedding a Racial Equity Perspective in the Positive Youth Development Approach

This brief explores how programs that use a positive youth development approach can embed a racial equity perspective to effectively meet needs of youth of color. It suggests that programs think about who is offered program services, build staff capacity to recognize personal bias and structural inequalities, and insure leadership opportunities. It provides an example of how the 5-city Generation Work Initiative has intentionally integrated these two complementary approaches. This resource supports the COVID-19 response.

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Zakia Redd, Kristin Moore, and Kristine Andrews
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Issue brief
6 pages
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