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SID-Washington: Education for Development Workgroup & Youth in Development Workgroup Event: "Positive Youth Development in Secondary Education"

  • SID Washington 1129 20th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

SID-Washington's Education for Development Workgroup

and Youth in Development Workgroup present:

*Please note that registration will close at 4 PM on

Wednesday, November 8th.*

As more young people enter secondary education, there is growing attention to the educational needs of large youth populations. Both educators and development practitioners are beginning to consider how to merge the fields of youth development and education.

Youth practitioners promote a positive youth development (PYD) approach which addresses holistic, developmentally appropriate needs of young people with a focus on building assets.  Educators in the US and other developed countries have sought to bring this PYD approach into schools and use strategies that are closely tied to adolescent development.

During this SID-Washington event, participants will learn about the landscape of secondary education in developing countries and about specific strategies that have been successfully applied in the US to integrate positive youth development into middle and high school settings.  This event is co-sponsored by the Education for Development and Youth in Development Workgroup.


Dan Baker, Project Director and Senior Technical Advisor, IREX


Betsy Brand, Executive Director, American Youth Policy Forum

Clair Null, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Meghan Mahoney, Evaluation Director, Educate!


Education for Development Workgroup Co-Chairs:

Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, Chief of Programming and Evaluation, Peace Corps

Stefany Thangavelu, Senior Development Officer, Juárez & Associates (J&A)

Youth in Development Workgroup Co-Chairs:

Amy Bernath, Deputy Director, Education Practice, IREX

Kristen Brady, Director, Youth Department, FHI 360



Earlier Event: November 8
M&E Working Group Meeting
Later Event: November 15
Early Childhood Working Group mtg