Creative Youth Development is the process of engaging youth through the arts and creativity to promote personal well-being and develop their full potential.
In order to help young people succeed and create positive change in themselves and their communities, Creative Youth Development programs need the right resources. That’s where we come in.
The San Diego Creative Youth Development Network is a coalition of Youth, Providers, and Partners dedicated to harnessing their collective strength to build the field of creative youth development and maximize impact for youth.
We achieve this by:
Building Public Awareness
Building public awareness of the impact of youth arts programs as drivers of personal and community change.
- Initiate and conduct field research & evaluation
- Launch communications & campaigns
- Produce youth storytelling content
Sharing Expertise and Best Practices
Sharing expertise and best practices with youth arts programs.
- Provide leadership & professional development
- Provide networking & peer learning opportunities
- Offer technical assistance
Cultivating New Pathways of Support
Cultivating new pathways of support that benefit all local youth arts programs.
- Advocate for policy & systems change
- Grow diversity in funding
- Pursue collective funding opportunities
Who is San Diego Creative Youth Development Network?
Meet the individuals and organizations dedicated to strengthening creative youth development programs in San Diego. Together, we help young people in our communities reach their full potential.
Join Our Movement
The San Diego Creative Youth Development Network meets on the second Friday of each month from 10am-12pm. All CYD Practitioners and Partners are welcome!
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