Inspiring Leaders & Cultivating Learning

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YDN seeks to change the world by impacting individuals, businesses, organizations, and systems served through an asset-based, strengths-based lens. We strive for changes to programs, policies and procedures that lead to a stronger focus on what people need to grow, survive, and thrive.

5 critical areas of support we offer are:

  • Skill Building
  • Community Involvement
  • Participation
  • Relationship Building
  • Safety

Training

YDN believes that the people who work with youth must be equipped with a passion, a focus, effective tools and strategies that focus on what is best for youth. YDN staff work closely with our clients to design training specially tailored to the needs of each organization.

YDN’s extensive experience with the Gallup Strengths approach, and a focus on strengths-development helps to make our training and coaching impactful for professionals, business leaders, schools, programs and organizations.

“I love the work this organization encompasses and surpasses. Awesome.” Stanislaus County Office of Education Strengths Based Institute Participant

Strengths Development
One of the most requested training topics in 2015 was Strengths Development. Over 885 participants from 50 unique programs, schools, businesses and organizations discovered their top 5 talent themes and incorporated the use of this discovery into the culture of their organizations and campuses.

Training and coaching included:



  • Group Dynamics–Building a Well-Rounded Team
  • Leading with Your Strengths
  • Strengths Development-Maximizing Youth Potential

YDN’s extensive experience with the Gallup Strengths approach, and a focus on strengths-development helps to make our training and coaching impactful for professionals, business leaders, schools, programs, and organizations.