Positive Youth Development

2020 Vision for Education

The project was created through Adobe Youth Voices for the U.S. Department of Education. ED visited nine major cities to do a National Youth Listening Tour and used this video in San Francisco and Oakland. The song is about what can families, schools, and communities do to help youth success in school. 2020 Vision was created to support President Obama's initiative of having the most college graduates by the year 2020. The project was a collaboration between SF AYV sites, Oakland Peapod AYV, and Redwood City Peapod AYV.

Vaccinating Youth Cognitively and Emotionally

Young people receive more helpful advice and information than ever before. Yet we still have way too many who start and continue to behave in unhealthy, self-defeating ways.  Generating a dysfunctional amount of emotion in response to their life events gives purpose to this behavior, rise to \mistaken\ goals, and then becomes a driving force behind such behavior. That's why truly effective emotional management is the most important life skill of all.  Yet we do little if anything to teach it. There are easy-to-learn life skills we could and should be teaching all youth.