True youth empowerment is positive, strengths-based, and alive with relevancy. It stimulates youth to trust, engage, and take risks.

January 2, 2022
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How SETS is a Youth Development Teaching Tool

How SETS is a Youth Development Teaching Tool After-school programs often need youth development teaching tools because their teachers have little or no training in empowering […]
September 4, 2021
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How to Assess Vulnerable Students After-School

How to Assess Vulnerable Students After-School Youth development programs often ask if SETS could assess the vulnerable/marginalized students they mentor. Our answer? SETS was developed for […]
July 16, 2021
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What Should You Assess in Your Youth Development Program?

What to Assess in Your Youth Development Program If you’re a skill-building program, chances are you know you need to assess. But what, and how? As […]
June 28, 2021

Why is SETS so Affordable?

Why is SETS so Affordable? “SETS looks like a great tool for assessing youth development outcomes. Why does it cost so much less than other evaluation […]
April 20, 2020
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Survive & Thrive with this Youth Development Software

Survive & Thrive with this Youth Development Software This youth development software (SETS: Student Evaluation & Tracking System) saved a youth development nonprofit in the 2008 […]
April 24, 2020
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Strengths-Based Creativity: a Total Experience

Why Strengths-based Creativity Empowers Youth Strengths-based creativity means creativity in all learning. Although many people consider creativity to be the sole purview of musicians, artists, or […]
April 24, 2020
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Group Mentoring for Positive Youth Development

Group Mentoring for Positive Youth Development Often thought of as a one-on-one experience, mentoring is really a way of being with students. A mentoring orientation is […]
April 22, 2020
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My Teaching Experience Before Strengths-Based Mentoring

My Teaching Experience Before Strengths-based Mentoring Over recent years I have been struck by the feeling that our young people are falling through the cracks. Without […]