Skill Development refers to the mastery of academic and technical content youth need in order to develop a range of non-academic, social and emotional, and employability skills. These skills are sometimes referred to as ‘soft skills’ and are seen as essential in order for youth to be successful in college, career, and beyond.


  • August 10, 2022

    Access to Higher Education: Supports for Homeless and Foster Youth

    Rachelle discusses the need for supporting access to higher education for homeless and foster youth, and offers possible solutions.

  • AYPF Youth Summit, 1st Session August 3, the American Youth Policy Forum began hosting our Youth Summit, which was the first in a series of discussions focused…

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    AYPF Youth Summit

    The AYPF Youth Summit, an engaging, interactive, and fun three-part virtual event that will amplify youth voices and celebrate the power of young people to cre…

  • July 8, 2022

    Make No Choice Without Youth Voice

    Kameryn discusses youth engagement--her experience, research on the topic, and AYPF's strategy.