YDI delivers our services through both funded initiatives and fee-for-service engagements.

  1. Funded initiatives typically bring targeted groups of practitioners or service sites together to build capacity and are supported through government contracts or foundations grants.

  2. Fee-for-service engagements are customized to the needs of individual organizations or agencies and can address a wide range of programmatic and organizations needs.

If you are an organization or agency seeking to enhance services and supports to young people, you can call us at (917) 993-7174 or fill out our online intake form to discuss a fee-for-service engagement.

Our approach reflects both our deep understanding of youth and our expertise in organizational development. Our work across Initiatives and fee-for-service engagements typically includes the following strategies:

  • Broad-based and Customized Training:

    YDI offers a wide array of curricula along with a roster of experienced staff and consultants to deliver training that is tailored to individual projects. We can provide a range of foundation youth development training that focus on elements of our Positive Youth Development Framework as well as Advancing Youth Development- a comprehensive evidence-based training that teaches the premises, principles, and practices of positive youth development. We customize additional training’s to meet the unique needs of clients. We have developed training’s on topics such as engagement and retention, supervision, youth leadership, and many more. We customize our offerings to address clients’ specific professional development needs.

    All of our training’s are highly interactive and engaging, incorporating the best practices in adult learning.

  • Coaching and Organizational Consultation

    YDI offers coaching and consultation to support organizations in developing effective programs and creating a strong organizational foundation for successful implementation. We provide thought partnership and concrete assistance to help organizations increase attendance and retention, enhance program services, plan new initiatives, build supervisory structures and skills, devise outcome-based plans and create professional development strategies. Coaching and consultation services are always based on comprehensive needs assessments and collaborative planning.

  • Networks and Communities of Practice

    YDI facilitates practice communities among youth-serving practitioners to provide opportunities for peer learning, reflection, and support. These networks connect staff across organizations who have a common practice area and value shared learning and the exchange of ideas to build their skills as well as their professional network. Often, these groups are supported with technical assistance and coaching.

To bring the Youth Development Institute to your organization or program, contact us at (917) 993-7174 or info@ydinstitute.org