Positive Youth Development Hub

Positive Youth Development

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  • Sara Barnett Burrill, Program Coordinator, Human Services, Brookdale Community College
  • Brendan Ward, Program Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern NJ 


The Positive Youth Development Hub works to promote a system that supports all school-age children, ensuring youth will be living in a permanent home, achieving in school, and connected to their families and communities; fostering positive pathways to economic and social independence with strong and responsible family and community ties during the transition into adulthood.

COVID-19 Response Priorities 

  • Ensure Isolated Youth are Connected

One of the goals of the PYD hub is to increase opportunities for community connection and socialization among youth. During the COVID-19 crisis, youth are further isolated from their communities.

Participating Local Agencies