Positive Youth Development

This section includes instruments and scales that assess various aspects of Positive Youth Development. Areas addressed include: The 5 C’s (Competence, Connection, Confidence, Caring and Character), the importance of doing what is best and right, and the importance of civic engagement.

Program Quality

This 29-item instrument measures different aspects of program quality from the perspective of adult program staff, leaders, and volunteers. Scales include physical/psychological safety, supportive relationships, positive social norms, support for efficacy/mattering, opportunities for skill building, and program leaders’ experiences.