- Positive Youth Development (PYD) is both a set of outcomes and a program model that serves to support youth in building healthy relationships with adults and developing the strengths necessary for healthy adulthood. It centers around the 5 C’s of compassion, character, competence, confidence, and connection, which lead to a 6th C of contribution. This project served to develop a coaching curriculum focused on coaching in a PYD program, and this course, Coaching for Youth Programs, was administered in Fall 2019. It centered around the theory behind PYD, different topics emphasizing building confidence and competence in youth, and coaching practices such as lesson planning, engaging youth, enforcing program boundaries, and clear communication. This course is the initial in a series of courses currently in development focused on different aspects of PYD programs to offer Oregon State University’s own PYD Certification.