The National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Journal (NYAR Journal) is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes educational articles on how to reduce harmful risk conditions and promote the well-being of all youth, especially vulnerable youth in schools, families, and communities. The journal is a publication of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University and is sponsored by the National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Conference Savannah.

NYAR Journal publishes two issues per year.

  • Summer issue submissions due April 15th
  • Winter issue submissions due September 15th

Individuals are welcome to contact journal editor (nyarjournal@georgiasouthern.edu) with any questions about the submission process or to seek feedback on a submission idea (1-2 paragraphs maximum).

See About this Journal for more information.

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Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2 (2022)


Research Articles

Advocates in the Field

Art by George E. Miller II, title of work,


Chief Editor
Michelle Reidel
Founding Editor
Dan Rea
Associate Editors
Alisa Leckie
Taylor Norman
Editorial Board

Cover Art

“The Sky’s the Limit for Our Children”
© 2016 Artist, George E. Miller, II
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