The Youth-Nex Drive is bringing together researchers, youth-serving professionals, practitioners, policy makers, parents, and young people to access ground-breaking research and resources that applies the science of positive youth development!


Through trans-disciplinary science and community partnerships, Youth-Nex enhances the strengths of children and adolescents and prevents developmental risk. With a deep focus on translational work, Youth-Nex has been honing efforts to increase the use of research in practice and to partner with communities and organizations to address issues of historical and contemporary (in)equity. 

Youth-Nex has been a leader in centering research, practice, and outreach efforts around young people, their needs and youth voices. We regularly use our platform to amplify the voices and lived experiences of adolescents who have been marginalized.

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Youth presenting at a Youth-Nex conference