USAID's Positive Youth Development (PYD) Courses
The Positive Youth Development (PYD) 101 and 201 eCourses developed by USAID are designed for development practitioners who want to build their knowledge and skills. PYD 101 covers the fundamentals and PYD 201 takes that knowledge to the next level, asking participants to apply their learning through a program design scenario.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) 101 course: The Fundamentals of Effective Youth Programming is for all PYD practitioners to understand the principles and practices behind effective youth programming. You will walk away from this interactive, scenario-based course with an understanding of what PYD is, the PYD domains and features, how PYD connects with and considers other sectors, and links to key resources and tools.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) 201 course: Applying Fundamentals of Effective Youth Programming is for PYD practitioners who are interested in taking their learning from the Positive Youth Development 101 (PYD 101) course to the next level. In this course you will walk through the steps of a youth program design and create a draft youth program design based on interactive scenarios.
Transcripts for each of the courses are available for download below.