About CYD

What is Creative Youth Development?

A man teaches a girl the violin as part of Kids 4 Harmony, a program of Berkshire Children and Families.Creative youth development (CYD) is a recent term that unifies a longstanding community of practice that intentionally integrates the arts, humanities, and sciences with youth development principles, sparking young people’s creativity and building critical learning and life skills. 

Read about how the CYD National Partnership is growing the field.