Youth Development Standard
The Youth Development Standard spans all programming related to youth civic engagement, youth leadership, life skills, reducing risky behaviors and social and emotional skills. It is organized by outcomes or desired social changes. This Genome also covers secondary or “adjacent” outcomes such as education, crime, employment, entrepreneurship, health and STEM.
Universal program goals (what the program is trying to achieve)
Universal program design elements or mechanisms (what the program does)
Universal demographic types or program beneficiaries (who the program serves)
Universal environmental conditions or variables (where the program operates)
Universal measurement of dosage and fidelity to the intervention model (how the program operates)