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RITES OF PASSAGE
RESILIENCY THEORY
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
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YRI FAMILY
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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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The Youth Resiliency Institute operationalizes positive youth development through a culturally relevant Rites of Passage framework that recognizes how cultural, social, political, environmental, spiritual and historical contexts interact with and influence identity formation.


Through the recognition of distinct protective factors that foster healthy whole child development in Black children and youth, YRI works to move Black children and youth from recipients of extrinsic support services to young adults who are self-sufficient contributing members of their communities.

YRI works to achieve whole child healthy development in children and youth through the following positive youth development constructs:

• Promotes bonding
• Fosters resilience
• Promotes social competence
• Promotes emotional competence
• Promotes cognitive competence
• Promotes behavioral competence
• Promotes moral competence
• Fosters self-determination
• Fosters spirituality
• Fosters self-efficacy
• Fosters clear and positive identity
• Fosters belief in the future
• Provides recognition for positive behavior
• Provides opportunities for pro-social involvement
• Fosters pro-social norms

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In a review of existing programs on positive youth development, Catalano et al. [1] identified 25 successful programs out of 77 programs they reviewed. In the successful programs, the aforementioned 15 positive youth development constructs were covered in the interventions. *YRI does not limit itself to these positive youth development constructs.

1. Catalano RF, Berglund ML, Ryan JAM, Lonczak HS, Hawkins JD. Positive youth development in the United States: research findings on evaluations of positive youth development programs. Prevention & Treatment. 2002

 

 


MISSION
VISION
LEADERSHIP / STAFF
RITES OF PASSAGE
RESILIENCY THEORY
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
YRI PRACTICE AREAS
YRI FAMILY
BOOSTER CLUB

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The Youth Resiliency Institute is a program under the umbrella of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Maryland. The Youth Resiliency Institute is dedicated to inspiring realization of the authentic self in children, youth and young adults in Baltimore. We encourage and support authentic living in the service of just, joyful and sustainable communities.