Why should you join the Alliance for Positive Youth Development?

You Care and Want To Make a Difference

The challenges facing young people will take a coalition of likeminded individuals working to create change. You want to join in that effort.

Your Work is Dedicated to Youth

You are a leader, staff, or volunteer working on issues that impact youth and can add your expertise and perspective to the work happening in the network.

You Want to Network and Collaborate

The APYD provides online networking events to work together and meet other individuals in the youth development field.

You Want Access to Learning Opportunities

Learning current trends, best practices, and staying up to date on your skills will improve your ability to make a difference in your community.

Membership Options

General Membership

General membership is FREE and open to all individuals and organizations interested in networking, learning and collaborating to make the world a better place for youth.

Youth and Young Adult Membership

Those 25 and under can add their voice to issues, access leadership training and participate in additional APYD activities specific to youth and young adults.

Upgrade to Professional Membership

Professional membership includes additional access to professional development and training for those that have dedicated their career to youth and youth development

Membership Benefits Include

  • Access to exclusive¬†networking events

  • Annual Best Practices for Youth Conference - APYDCON

  • Webinars and Research Series on current issues affecting youth and communities

  • Opportunities to add your voice and advocate as a thought leader on youth-related issues

  • Professional development and leadership certification

  • Online and on-demand courses and trainings on youth and social change topics through the Institute for Social Change

  • Monthly Newsletter

  • Community events