10866277_619501928181108_5560581251342709137_oThe PYD 101 curriculum offers an orientation to the youth development approach for professionals new to the field of youth work.

Using this free curriculum trainers can provide professional development to new youth workers, supervisors and administrators, funders and community volunteers.

11078103_619519701512664_4829262660957123295_oThis training builds upon the New York State Advancing Youth Development project, which provided professional development for youth workers from 1998 through 2011.

Drawing on an experiential learning model, the curriculum uses a range of small and large group activities to allow for active participation, discussion, and reflection, in combination with short lectures, informative handouts, and web-based resources. Download the curriculum here.

We offer many site-based, on-demand, fee-for-service and tailored training programs in your community. Contact us for more information about our Positive Youth Development trainings and workshops.


The Talking with Kids about HIV/AIDS project was developed by Cornell University in 1989 as a prevention education resource for parents and guardians. Parents and guardians are often the primary health educators of children and teens, but sometimes need support to feel comfortable and confident communicating about HIV-related issues.

The project works to support parents, guardians and other adults to communicate accurate HIV-related information to children and teens in sensitive, age-appropriate, and developmentally appropriate ways. The goal of the project is to help save lives by reducing new HIV infections among young people. Click here to learn more about this project.


Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA) is a Cornell Cooperative Extension program designed for relative caregivers who are not the biological parents of the children in their care. It provides grandparents and other kinship caregivers with information, skills and resources designed to enhance their ability to provide effective care for the young relatives they are parenting. Go here to learn more about PASTA – NYC.


4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people grades K-12 in the U.S. in partnership with 110 universities, including Cornell University Cooperative Extension.


4-H life-changing programs are supported by research and are available through 4-H clubs, after-school, school enrichment programs, special interest & teen leadership groups, and volunteers in every county & parish.

Programs offered include STEM education, healthy living, and citizenship and leadership development.

Our 4-H programs engage New York City youth in projects and activities that build youth skills in engineering and math, literacy, nutrition & health, STEM, civic engagement and teen leadership.



4-H Juntos was launched in New York City in September 2015 to empower more Hispanic youth to succeed in high school, graduate on time and go to college. Juntos – pronounced “Who-n-toes” – means “together” in Spanish and the Juntos program works to unite community partners to provide youth, particularly Latino youth, studying in grades 8 through 12 and their parents with knowledge, skills and resources so that youth are discouraged from dropping out of school.

IMG_8998The program also encourages the families of these youth to work together to gain access to college. The multifaceted partnerships such as those among New York Life Insurance Company, CUCE-NYC, 4-H, schools, colleges, volunteers and community agencies are what make the 4-H Juntos program a sustainable success in many communities across the US.

For more information about Juntos please click here.