Positive Youth Development in the United States: Research Findings on Evaluations of Positive Youth Development Programs. Ethnographic Data


Roughly three-fourths of the programs each indicated that they had served African-American youth and/or Caucasian youth. Half of the programs reviewed included Hispanic youth and approximately one third of the programs identified Asian youth among their participants. Native-American youth were involved in about 28% of these programs.

Positive youth development programs in the excluded category used youth populations with similar ethnographic profiles as did the well-evaluated ones.