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Using Science to Realize Youth Opportunity

Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth

Adolescence—beginning with the onset of puberty and ending in the mid-20s—is a critical period of development during which key areas of the brain mature and develop. These changes in brain structure, function, and connectivity mark adolescence as a period of opportunity to discover new vistas, to form relationships with peers and adults, and to explore one's developing identity. It is also a period of resilience that can ameliorate childhood setbacks and set the stage for a thriving trajectory over the life course.


This report examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and outlines how this knowledge can be applied, both to promote adolescent well-being, resilience, and development, and to rectify structural barriers and inequalities in opportunity, enabling all adolescents to flourish.


Visit the webpage from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine here > https://nap.nationalacademies.org/resource/25388/interactive/?utm_source=All+DBASSE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=dc69e9b86d-back-to-school&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e16023964e-dc69e9b86d-275366812


Read the report here > https://nap.nationalacademies.org/resource/25388/1134_Adolescent%20Development%20(HMD)_Education%20Sector%20Brief_BT_20192606_FINAL.pdf?utm_source=All+DBASSE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=dc69e9b86d-back-to-school&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e16023964e-dc69e9b86d-275366812




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