The Journal of Youth Development's special issue dedicated to the Youth Development Workforce: The People, the Profession, and the Possibilities is now available at jyd.pitt.edu
This special issue focuses on current research, practices and policies that capture the challenges and opportunities of the youth development workforce. Articles examine efforts to support individual professionals, strategies organizations use to prepare and assist youth workers, and system approaches to building the capacity of the workforce. This special issue concludes with an encapsulation of interviews with ten key leaders nationwide.
Special thanks to Lynne Borden, Michael Conn, Casey Mull and Michele Wilkens for their leadership as guest editors. A companion special issue dedicated to the important role of volunteers will be published in June.