Rationale
As parent, academic institution, society and nation; a healthy, happy and productive youth is what we all unanimously want. But amidst all the praiseworthy efforts; the youth is left more vulnerable today. In India, we have a 600 million youth population whom we rely upon to be the strength of our communities and nation. But are we training the youth with learning and insights required to conceive and lead a positive and productive life, is the big question to answer today? The relevant research* says NO and irrespective of the location, strata, or credentials we all are equally susceptible and affected. [* Contact us to know more about our research framework]

Program Overview

Program Overview
Our positive youth development program is designed for age group 10-24 yrs. It is an integrated approach towards the complete development of the young learners. The program modules are designed as per the age, experience and requirement of the adolescents/youth. The eleven training modules mentioned here provide an essential set of attributes to the young minds towards becoming a confident, competent and virtuous person. These modules utilises the science of educational, social and positive psychology to provide the required knowledge, attitude, skills and personal behaviour which help the participants to perform well in their scholastic and co-scholastic activities. It also considers the importance and training of families, peer groups, teachers/educators, community leaders, policy makers/administrators etc. towards ensuring a productive contextual experience so as the youth becomes capable to contribute back. Below mentioned are the eleven essential training modules ensuring the comprehensive well-being of learners.

Prelude
The "Five Cs" briefly summarizes the methodology and goals of positive youth development. These Cs are interlinked and function in continuum.
Competence - It is the capacity to conceive, organise & execute one's intentions/ideas well, maneuvering the challenges present in the surroundings.
Confidence - It is the capacity to be self-assured for one's convictions and abilities which reflects in ways one deals with self and others.
Connection - It is the capacity to connect with the people (younger, people of equal standing and adults/elders) in different contextual settings.
Character - It is the capacity to be just, caring and have a sense of purpose. It enables a person to think, believe and act well with an inclusive perspective.
Contribute - It is the ability to realise above four Cs and do good for others. The aim of a PYD program is always to build these capacities and once these are created, the contribution follows.

India's only PYD Program
Eleven training modules are mentioned below:

Self-Management
Focus Areas
  • I am …………………..
  • Food and nutrition
  • Understanding Health
  • Personal & Collective Hygiene
  • My changing body
  • My changing mind
Module Overview

Through engaging activities, this module provides a high sense of self-awareness and positive self image. The participants learn to maintain their physical, emotional and social health. The module draws a special attention towards the role of collective hygiene as means to prevent and promote self and community health. The adolescence developmental changes are well dealt with to provision a conflict free and productive growth. The participants also learn how personal and collective hygiene serves the prerequisite to create cleaner and disease free communities.

Education & Learning
Focus Areas
  • Productive study habits
  • Examinations and Competitions
  • Internet, Advertising and Media
  • Spending and Savings
  • Community resources
  • Career choices and selection
Module Overview

The prime responsibility of the youth is to learn and do well in scholastic activities. Rote learning is prevalent and thus this module brings help. Through engaging activities, the participants are geared up to utilise their time constructively denying distraction and winning influences of media. Such love for learning and effective ways to handle examination creates a very positive experience towards a self-driven life-long learning. Participants learn effective utilisation of their resources and are equipped to select and pursue efforts towards desired career.

Support Groups
Focus Areas
  • Family and Home environment
  • School and teachers
  • Friends & Friendship
  • Peer group influences
  • Neighbourhood
  • Building support system
Module Overview

Support groups play a very important role to create a positive environment, experience and relationship ensuring positive youth development. Here, participants learn insights to make more out of this interaction and perform their contribution. This module helps them to defy individualistic approach and create a strong support system enhancing their coping skills and resiliency. The family, school, peer group and community are learnt in a different light and Through engaging activities; participants develop a trusting relationship with the people in surroundings.

Communication
Focus Areas
  • Learning to communicate
  • Self-expression
  • Sense of humour
  • Conflict resolution
Module Overview

Through engaging activities, participants learn effective ways of communication, designed and delivered to fetch desired results. The learned insights help the participants to respond to criticism while not hurting others and winning opponent hearts using sense of humour. Communication is utilised to resolve conflict and build meaningful relations. And participants learn to use communication to build emotional and social competence. It helps them to work with different opinions, unite people as team and build self-confidence and competence.

Relationships
Focus Areas
  • Teens and Love
  • Long term relationship
  • Love and sex
  • Sexual abuse
Module Overview

Two of the essential characteristics of adolescent development are learned ability to reason and attraction towards opposite sex. The inherent need to know things in absence of proper guidance can make the young minds go astray where often misinformed peer group serves as r eference. The new disclosures which youth find uncomfortable to discuss with parents/teachers may make them get indulge in harmful activities or they fail to utilise their time constructively. Adolescence stage may give some meaningful relationships if the young minds are prepared to build a long term interaction. Through engaging activities; participants learn to convert adolescence enquiries into protective behavior safeguarding themselves and their peers from unwarranted damage.

Productive Behaviour
Focus Areas
  • How we think
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotion, Thinking and Behaviour
  • ABC Model
  • Alcohol and Smoking
  • Tobacco and Drug abuse
Module Overview

Through engaging activities; participants learn how thinking, emotions, motivation, attitude, prejudice etc. can affect one' behavior. The prerequisites to productive behavior and the mechanism to take right decisions are also practiced by the learners. An emphasis is given to the choices available to self and the resources one can utilise to get help. Through ABC model; intervention is learned for antecedent and consequence stages to produce and promote the desired behavior. The affecting behavior is also addressed to equip the youth with strategies and techniques to refuse indulgence and handle influences.

Coping with Emotions
Focus Areas
  • Knowing our emotions
  • Instant, perfect and special life
  • Anxiety is good
  • Managing stress
  • Anger management
  • Learned helplessness
Module Overview

Constructive emotions if can build lives, negative emotions can destroy lives. In an environment of inflicted assertiveness and aspirations upon youth; youth has turn out to be more impatient and vulnerable often with half preparedness. Through engaging activities; a realisation is achieved between the 'real self' and 'expected self'. Nevertheless, a reality check is done to assess and enhance the participants' capabilities towards building their potential. Participants are facilitated with strategies and techniques to overcome distressing emotions and establish a better self-efficacy. Emotions are understood more than just being feelings and practiced in cognitive and motivational framework. The role of support groups is highlighted to handle one's emotions easily and effectively.

Observational Learning
Focus Areas
  • I observe, I learn
  • Role modeling
  • Observational Skills
  • Divergent and Convergent thinking
  • Functional creativity
  • Entrepreneurship
Module Overview

We learn our beliefs, attitudes etc. towards things, events and people from observing others. But sometimes such learning is neither accurate nor fructifying. Through engaging activities; participants learn how to develop observation skills and get benefitted. The role model influence is optimized with insights of selecting a right role model without being a blind follower. The most effective use of observational skills is learned by the participants as functional creativity encouraging them to find a new idea and be an entrepreneur. The bad learning through observation is also discussed and resolved to have a righteous and inclusive growth.

Self-Directed Growth
Focus Areas
  • Being a HERO
  • A good learner
  • Goal setting
  • Priority management
  • Time management
  • Failure and Resiliency
Module Overview

A self directed and driven learner is what can be the best outcome of institutional efforts to make our youth learn. It requires a high level of competence, self-assurance and resiliency. Through engaging activities; participants learn to conceive their goals and devise strategy to achieve it in a time bound manner. They have self-trust and build relations that serve as support in times of need. The training module thrust them towards a sustained quest for learning. Such learners always have flexibility to accommodate to the changes towards a better self. They are ready for a future that can hardly be predicted.

Responsible Citizenship
Focus Areas
  • Environmental literacy
  • Civic literacy
  • Learning religion
  • Learning tolerance
  • Working as a team
  • Leadership
Module Overview

Through engaging activities; participants learn to live in harmony and develop respect and tolerance towards groups belonging to other ethnicity. They learn to prevent the environment and act for making it better. The participants develop global outlook which helps them to live at any part of the world. Through the insights of responsible citizenship; participants contribute to transform their communities, schools and families. Participants also learn how to make collective efforts to conserve natural resources and adopt ways to make our cities greener, clutter less and organised to ensure smooth function.

Character Building
Focus Areas
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Hope
  • Patience
  • Diligence
  • Self-trust
  • Orderliness
  • Extraversion
  • Inquisitiveness/Curiosity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Generosity/Service
  • Forgiveness
  • Justice
  • Wisdom/Thoughtful
  • Objectivity/Sense of purpose
  • Self-control/impulse-control
  • Humility/respect for others
  • Empathy/Care
  • Joyfulness
  • Ingenuity/Creativity
  • Courage
Module Overview

Character is realised through a set of habits and habits are learned through behaviour. Families, schools and communities together can help to instill behaviour in young people that promotes positive youth development. Through an intense research, we finalised these 21 core traits needed for a good character. The participants are engaged in thought provoking and engaging activities which cultivate them to be responsible, just and caring individual. As now-a-days students spend so much time at school, it is expected to provide education that makes the learner moral and character competent too.