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Expanding How We Understand Youth Well-Being

Adolescence and young adulthood are critical life stages full of possibility, but to experience healthy development, young people need support in all aspects of their lives. The youth field—or people working with and doing research related to young people, such as policymakers, funders, researchers, and practitioners—would benefit from understanding the distinctive but interrelated domains of youth well-being that need nurturing. 

The Urban Institute invites you to a webinar that will present domains of youth well-being featured in a series of new products that urges the field to refine how it defines and measures these domains. The session will cover important considerations and guidelines to keep in mind when conceptualizing and measuring well-being for young people. Juan D. Martinez Pineda (Zapoteca/The Cloud People) from The Aspen Institute will join Urban researchers to provide an overview of the youth-led participatory action project aimed at defining and measuring youth well-being. The discussion will delve into the importance of youth engagement and the central role of culture in the development of well-being metrics.



  • Amelia Coffey, Senior Research Associate, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute
  • Hannah Sumiko Daly, Research Associate, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute
  • Florencia Gutierrez, Senior Research Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Juan D. Martinez Pineda (Zapoteca/The Cloud People), Director, Fresh Tracks; Senior Program Manager, Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute
  • Kimberly Spring, Director, Research and Evaluation, Annie E. Casey Foundation


This webinar features a suite of products related to youth well-being:


Support for this event is provided by Annie E. Casey Foundation. For more on Urban’s funding policies, go to

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.

Date & Time Thursday, January 25, 2024

Urban Institute Speakers
  • Senior Fellow
    Codirector, National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Research Associate