3L Concept
3L Concept is a Mumbai based private research organisation. We are the only company in India to design and provide indigenous positive youth development program for K-12 education, higher education and technical education. Our PYD program is designed by a team of educationist, academic researcher, sociologist, psychologist and nutritional scientist. To know more about our core team, please click here

3L Concept
Vision Mission

Mission Statement
"Ensuring youth empowerment through positive youth development programs."

Vision Statement
"To continue generating indigenous positive youth development programs of international standards designed to empower learners and strengthen institutions."

Where India Stands?
Presently there is no positive youth development program either developed by the government agencies or private educational research bodies except the one which we have designed. In our country, the Life-Skills based education is used as substitute. The concept of life skills education used in India is as old as the 1989 (CRC) "Convention on the Rights of the Child" framework advocating ten essential life skills. And in practice such life skills based education is weighed down due to its preventive or thematic nature. There is no systematic approach to provide learning skills, personal skills, skill building opportunities or resiliency training to youth at family, school or community level. As a result, a nation with 600 million youth population is struggling to provide a promising future to its youth; unutilised youth potential and the opportunity loss thus incurring are the biggest looming danger.

Where India Stands?
Positive Youth Development

Positive Youth Development
Positive Experiences + Positive Relationships + Positive Environments = Positive Youth Development
Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilises and enhances youths' strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths. Positive youth development has its origins in the field of prevention. Nevertheless, over time, it is realised that promoting positive asset building and considering young people as resources were critical strategies. As a result, the youth development field began examining the role of various protective factors in a young person's environment and how these factors could influence the youth to overcome challenges of their lives. These factors included, but were not limited to: family support, caring adults, positive peer groups, strong sense of self and self-esteem, and engagement in school and community activities. Researchers and practitioners began to report that young people possessing a diverse set of protective factors can, in fact, experience more positive outcomes. These findings encouraged the development of interventions and programs that reduced risks and also strengthen protective factors.

Evidence for PYD
In an attempt to find out what types of programs encourage positive growth in young people, researchers worked to determine which features of positive developmental settings could be proven effective. They found that programs were more successful if they provided youth with: -

  • Physical and psychological safety and security
  • Clear expectations for behavior, as well as increasing opportunities to make decisions, to participate in governance and rule-making, and to take on leadership roles as one matures and gains more expertise
  • Emotional and moral support
  • Supportive adult relationships
  • Opportunities to form close, durable human relationships with peers that support and reinforce healthy behaviors
  • A sense of belonging and personal value
  • Opportunities to develop positive social values and norms
  • Opportunities for skill building and mastery
  • Opportunities to develop confidence in their abilities to master their environment
  • Opportunities to make a contribution to their community and to develop a sense of mattering
  • Strong links between families, schools and broader community resources
Evidence for PYD

Researchers have evaluated many programs that target specific issues (e.g., substance abuse prevention) using a PYD approach. And there is a growing body of evidence that PYD programs can prevent a variety of risk behaviors among young people and improve social and emotional outcomes.

Family and Youth Service Bureau, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services