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WriteGirl, Los Angeles, CA, 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awardee. Photo: WriteGirl, a project of Community Partners

All young people will have equitable access to opportunities to develop their worldview and creative potential, to live richer, fuller lives and develop the critical learning and life skills they need to become active contributors to their communities.

The Creative Youth Development National Partnership is committed to:

  • Raising awareness of CYD as a solution for positive outcomes for youth
  • Investing in and supporting field building

Read more about the partnership and our current activities.

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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.

From the Blog

From the Blog

Fall Webinar Series – Evaluation as a Strategy for Building CYD Programs

Join the National Guild for Community Arts Education for a fall webinar series on evaluation as a strategy for building, improving, and funding creative youth development programs. (And check out previously-recorded webinars.) …

Participate in the First-Ever Field Survey on Creative Youth Development

Americans for the Arts is administering the first-ever field survey on Creative Youth Development on behalf of the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership. …

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