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Best Practices for Youth Development Programs
Research Facts and Findings
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
2003

This 2003 article reviews the lessons that can be drawn from youth development research.

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positive youth development, program planning

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Evaluating Youth Development Efforts in New York State
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
2003

This report documents the 2003 ACT for Youth symposium Evaluating Youth Development Efforts in New York State: Reasonable Expectations and Feasible Strategies.

Additional Keywords

evaluation, positive youth development, community youth development, research, proceedings, measuring youth development efforts, evaluating youth development efforts, assessment, youth development measures, proceedings, Michelle Gambone, Community Action Framework for Youth Development, organizational development

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Fostering School Connectedness
Research Facts and Findings
Janis Whitlock
2003

School connectedness refers to the extent to which youth perceive positive support at school. This fact sheet addresses why school connectedness matters, what determines whether or not a young person feels connected, and the implications of research.

Additional Keywords

school climate, protective factors, positive youth development, community sectors, youth engagement, community outreach, community collaboration, community involvement, schools

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Social Capital and Well Being of Youth
Research Facts and Findings
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
2003

The term "social capital" suggests an analogy between the financial investments and the investments people make in social relationships. This brief looks at the impact of social capital on youth in families, neighborhoods, schools, and communities.

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positive youth development, community, community youth development, connectedness, social networks, community sectors, community outreach, community collaboration, community involvement

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Youth Participation: How do we make it happen?
Jutta Dotterweich
2003

Many positive youth development efforts struggle with youth engagement. This report documents a training program that was designed to support organizational readiness as well as recruiting and retaining youth for meaningful participation.

Additional Keywords

ACT for Youth, youth-adult partnership, youth adult partnership, youth voice, community youth development, positive youth development, organizational development, program planning, engaging teens, engaging young people, engaging youth, involving youth, youth involvement

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Risk, Protection, Resilience
Research Facts and Findings
ACT for Youth
2001

Why is it that some youth manage to become productive, responsible adults despite growing up in circumstances that place them at risk, while others cannot? This article examines resiliency research.

Additional Keywords

resilience, resiliency, risk, risk factors, protective factors, positive youth development

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Strengthening Community for Youth
Frank Barry
2001

Written in plain language by the former director of the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, this paper provides an introduction to positive youth development.

Additional Keywords

community youth development, community involvement, community engagement, community strengths

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Youth Surveys and Youth Development Strategies: Lessons from the Field
Janis Whitlock and Stephen F. Hamilton
2001

This report describes four youth development assessment tools and summarizes how communities have used these tools.

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positive youth development

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Partnering Youth Development and Business
Jutta Dotterweich

These slides from a presentation by Jutta Dotterweich aim to help youth development project personnel consider how to attract involvement from the business sector.

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positive youth development, community sectors, community youth development, employers, community outreach, community collaboration, community involvement

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